Amniotic Fluid Cell Culture

  • Holger Hoehn


This chapter is intended as a supplement and an update, rather than a replacement, of the chapter on this subject in the previous edition of the work (Milunsky, 1979), and the reader is encouraged to peruse that chapter along with the present one. Much valuable information deriving from the extensive personal experience of the author of that chapter (Milunsky, 1973, 1979) has remained accurate and timely, and thus will not be repeated here. This also holds for the comprehensive list of references to the early work in the field. The present chapter will deal mainly with areas in which significant recent progress has been made. One substantial advance concerns the identification and classification of colony-forming amniotic fluid cell types. Another relates to the profound impact of culture medium supplements on the success and speed of amniotic fluid cell growth.


Amniotic Fluid Prenatal Diagnosis Cloning Efficiency Amniotic Fluid Cell Chromosomal Mosaicism 


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© Aubrey Milunsky 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Holger Hoehn
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  1. 1.Department of Human GeneticsUniversity of Würzburg87 WürzburgFederal Republic of Germany

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