The glossary is an alphabetical list of acronyms and terms related to our products.
Under Flavobacterium spp.: NCTC, strain originally received for identification. Elsewhere, see FH
Ham's F10 nutrient medium
Ham's F12 nutrient medium
Modified Ham's F12 nutrient medium
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Food and Agriculture Organisation
Freshwater Biological Association, originally at Ambleside, Westmorland, UK
Foetal Bovine Serum (also known as FCS)
Serum from blood plasma that contains the wide range of nutrients necessary to support the growth of cells in culture.
Foetal Calf Serum (also known as FBS)
Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC, USA
Forsyth Dental Center, Boston, USA
A layer of cells usually lethally irradiated or chemically treated to stop DNA synthesis, upon which are cultured a fastidious cell type.
Fibroblast Growth Factor
Food Hygiene Laboratory, HPA Centre for Infections, London, UK
Resembling or characteristic of, having the form or appearance of fibroblast cells. In order to define a cell as a fibroblast cell, it must possess characteristics typical of fibroblast cells. For example, often fibroblast cells will appear pointed, elongated or stellate when viewed under the light microscope and grow in sheets wherein the cells are rather loosely in contact with one another. The cells may produce parallel arrays at confluence. In some types of fibroblast cells, the nuclear to cytoplasmic ratio will be relatively low when compared to epithelial cells.
Cell cultures that will only survive a certain number of population doublings before senescence. All normal cells are finite.
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