Continuous Culture of a Melanotic Cell Line from the Golden Hamster

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Science  21 Sep 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3534, pp. 986-987
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3534.986


A melanotic cell line derived from a malignant melanoma of the golden hamster has retained its ability to produce melanin in vitro. This cell line provides an opportunity for studying the synthesis of melanin under various controlled conditions. The modal chromosome number in this cell line is 68.