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By John G. Day, Mark R. McLellan

This booklet presents designated protocols for the entire most modern methodologies used to guarantee the long term biostorage of a various diversity of organic fabrics.

built in professional laboratories, the protocols were painstakingly perfected through the years to supply time-tested, step by step directions that confirm powerful and reproducible effects. each one protocol offers with the renovation of an organelle, mobilephone, or tissue sort, and is offered even to the nonspecialist as a result of its cookbook process. Novel protocols could be easily built with the aid of the "hands-on" Notes sections.

Cryopreservation and Freeze-Drying Protocols is an essential reference paintings for either the person researcher, and all those that are looking to determine or enhance biostorage structures of their laboratories. Its purposes diversity from microbial tradition collections, botanic gardens, and zoos to animal husbandry, aquaculture, drugs, human fertilization, and telephone and molecular biology.

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2. The use of sloped media in screw-topped 20-mL bottles will reduce the risk of contamination. 3. Depending on the type of organism, the optimal stageof growth for harvesting will vary, but late log phasecultures generally prove suitable for preservation. 4. Harvesting and transfer of cells, particularly of pathogens, should be performed with care to avoid creating aerosols. 5. Ampule identification labels should include a lo-mm gap to the left of the number, with this end placed toward the bottom of the vial.

The glass bead technique can, however, also be used for liquid nitrogen storage. Cryotubes can either be transferred from the -70°C freezer to nitrogen, or directly to a dewar containing liquid nitrogen. To prevent rapid thawing of the contents of cryotubes, the use of a wellinsulated cryoblock is recommended for transfer of the tubes from the freezer to the bench and back to the freezer. This will enable the operator to remove a number of cryotubes from the freezer for subculture without risk of culture beads defrosting.

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