In vitro growth of imaginal disks from Drosophila melanogaster

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Science  22 Apr 1977:
Vol. 196, Issue 4288, pp. 438-440
DOI: 10.1126/science.403606


Imaginal disks were cultured in a new medium in vitrol Optimal growth occurred when the medium was supplemented with insulin and a juvenile hormone analog and conditioned by larval fat body. The disks grow in vitro by normal cell division and maintain their capacity to differentiate into normal patterns of adult cuticular structures.

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