Phytostat for Continuous Culture and Automatic Sampling of Plant-Cell Suspensions

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Science  02 Feb 1968:
Vol. 159, Issue 3814, pp. 540-542
DOI: 10.1126/science.159.3814.540


An apparatus for growing plant cells in suspension culture is described; it may be used for continuous or batch culture, and is equipped with a valve for automatic collection of samples. Aeration is by continuous bubbling of air into the culture through fritted glass. Normal culture-duplication times are from 30 to 35 hours.