Clinical Importance of Detecting Mycoplasma Contamination of Cell Cultures

  • Edward L. Schneider
Part of the Cellular Senescence and Somatic Cell Genetics book series (CSSCG, volume 3)


The preceding papers in this symposium have convincingly detailed the wide range of cellular alterations induced by mycoplasma infection. It is also apparent that considerable advances have been achieved in the technology employed for detecting mycoplasma contamination of cells in culture. Therefore, it behooves the investigator working with cultured cells to be certain that he is examining uncontaminated cell cultures. It is also becoming increasingly clear that mycoplasma contamination may represent a hazard to successful clinical use of cell cultures.


Prenatal Diagnosis Chromosomal Alteration Mycoplasma Contamination Mycoplasma Infection Amniotic Fluid Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward L. Schneider
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Cellular and Comparative PhysiologyGerontology Research Center, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, PHS, U. S. Department of Health, Education and WelfareBaltimoreMarylandUK

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