from Snakehead fish



biological source   fish fish (whole)
growth mode   Adherent
karyotype   Not specified
morphology   Fibroblast
products   Not specified
receptors   Not specified
application(s)   cell culture | mammalian: suitable
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −196°C


Cell Line Origin

Snakehead fish, whole fry tissue

Cell Line Description

E11 is a clone of the cell line SSN-1 and is persistantly infected with a C-type retrovirus (SnRV). It is susceptible to piscine nodavirus strains belonging to different genotypes (SJNNV, RGNNV, TPNNV and BFNNV - striped jack, red spotted grouper, tiger puffer and barfin flounder nervous necosis viruses repectively). E11 is highly permissive to nodavirus infection and production. An advantage of E11, over the parental line SSN-1, is its steady, faster growth to confluency and longer stability in monolayer cultures for 2 weeks at 25 °C or 4 weeks at 20 °C and its reproducible, clear CPE characterised by cytoplasmic vacuole formation followed by intensive disintegration.

Culture Medium

L15 + 5% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS)+ 2 mM Glutamine

Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:4, ie., seeding at 3 x10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.25% trypsin/EDTA. No CO2. Culture at 25 °C

Other Notes

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Depositor and originator: Professor Toshihiro Nakai, PhD Laboratory of Fish Pathology Graduate School of Biosphere Science Hiroshima University 1-4-4 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima Hiroshima 739-8528, Japan

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This cell line has special release conditions: All customers are required to complete a Cell line Release Authorisation form.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable


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