Yeast contamination on cell culture:HELP!!

Joao Vasconcelos Costa jcosta at
Wed Aug 28 03:48:11 EST 1996

Xose S. Puente wrote:
> Could somebody helps me???
> I`m working on culture of human cell lines and I have some troubles
> with yeast contamination. Somebody knows how I can discart them in my
> cultures? I`ve tried with Nystatin and excess of antibiotic, but It
> doesn`t work.
> Please, I need Help!!!

Are your cultures irreplaceable? If not, my suggestion is that you
immediately reject those cultures, otherwise you risk to spread the
contamination to all your cell lines. I tried once to cure some yeast-
infected cells and that was happened.


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