Puck, Theodore T. Department of Biophysics, University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver, Colorado.
Last reviewed:January 2021
- Study of hereditary mechanisms
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- Use in virus studies
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The branch of biology in which tissues or cells of higher animals and plants are grown artificially in a controlled environment. Such studies were undertaken in the hope that the behavior of various body components could be studied and their potentialities more readily analyzed under the simpler and more readily manipulated conditions possible in the test tube.
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