Glycerol in Freezing media
Achim Recktenwald, PhD
achim at ibex.ca
Wed Sep 25 07:35:00 EST 1996
Louis Geller wrote:
> I was wondering exactly it is necessary to have glycerol in freezing
> medium for bacteria, yeast, and animal cells.
> Exactly how does the glycerol protect the cells?
> Thanks in advance,
> Louis Geller...
> lgeller at csulb.edu
> bbbbd at sprynet.com
It either prevents - or reduces at least - the production of sharp edged
water crystals that could pierce the cell walls.
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