Rapid detection of mycoplasma-infected cell cultures

G. J. Todaro, S. A. Aaronson, Elaine Rands

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A method for the detection of mycoplasma-infected cell cultures is described which utilizes sucrose gradient sedimentation of supernatant fluids from cultures incubated with a radioactive precursor of RNA or DNA. The common strains of mycoplasma are found to band in sucrose at a density of 1.22-1.24 g/cm3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-257
Number of pages2
JournalExperimental Cell Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1971
Externally publishedYes


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