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biological source   fish embryo
growth mode   Adherent
karyotype   Modal no. 58
morphology   Epithelial
products   Not specified
receptors   Not specified
application(s)   cell culture | mammalian: suitable
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −196°C


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Depositor and originator: Dr J L Fryer, Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University, Corvallis


Isolation of viruses from clinical samples, virus propagation

Cell Line Origin

Fish steelhead trout embryo

Culture Medium

MEM (EBSS) + 2mM Glutamine + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).

Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:3 using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 18°C. Population doubling can take up to 72 hours. Fish cell lines detach easily during transit if the culture is very young. After resuscitation split cells 1:3 and culture for at least one week with 1-2 media changes before shipping.

Cell Line Description

STE-137 was initiated in 1963 from pooled steelhead embryos (Oncorynchus mykiss). This heteroploid cell line, also known as steelhead embryo-137, replicates and detects common salmonid viruses (infectious pancreatic necrotic virus (IPNV), infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV) and viral hemorrhagic septicaemia virus (VHSV)). The growth temperature ranges from 15-21°C with a routine propagation at 18°C.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport


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