mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs)

Tom Anderson via methods%40net.bio.net (by ucgatan from ucl.ac.uk)
Fri Mar 9 09:54:58 EST 2007


On Fri, 9 Mar 2007, Kyle Legate wrote:

> Antonio wrote:
>
> > Why are MEF usually generated from 14.5 day old embryos?
>
> Because by that time the organs have coalesced enough that they can be
> easily scooped from the body cavity and discarded, and the carcass is
> still soft enough to be easily macerated.

Excuse the silly question, but what tissue(s) are MEFs derived from, then?

tom

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