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T.D.C. Grace


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Unique properties: used for recombinant protein production; proteome analysis was performed; some proteins related to virus infection were also identified.


EX-CELL 420 + 10% FBS


Microorganism Propagation

Bombyx mori nucleopolyhedrovirus (BmNPV)

Adventitious Microorganism

Bombyx mori macula-like virus (BmMLV)

Contact Information

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