fetal calf and fetal bovine serum

philipp.pagel at cmp.yale.edu philipp.pagel at cmp.yale.edu
Tue Dec 4 17:06:49 EST 2001

Sara <> wrote:
> What is the difference between fetal bovine serum (FBS) and fetal calf serum
> (FCS)?

No difference at all.

> what species of calf/bovine (whatever it is) is(are) usually used for this
> purpose?

That I don't know... Probably whatever the local slaughterhouse gets.


Dr. Philipp Pagel
Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology        phone: (203) 785-6835	
Yale University                                        fax:   (203) 785-4951
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