Culture of Embryonic Cells of Drosophila melanogaster in vitro

Science  25 Sep 1964:
Vol. 145, Issue 3639, pp. 1437-1439
DOI: 10.1126/science.145.3639.1437


Embryonic cells isolated from eggs ofDrosophila melanogasterhave been cultured continuously in a new medium. Generation time for cell division is 30 hours. Chromosome number remains constant for at least 10 days. Cells from embryos of the mutant maroon-like grow at the same rate as those from wild-type embryos, but cells from rosy-2 grow slower and at a lower optimum temperature.