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The cell cycle of R. subcapitata consists of three phases: growth of the mother cell, cell division
(which includes two divisions of the nucleus), and the release of four autospores. Over a period of 24h, the cell number and size distribution of a synchronized culture was tracked, revealing phases of cell growth and phases of proliferation.

 

A new application note from the Institute of Biophysics of the Leibniz Universität Hannover describes how the CASY is optimally used in the quality control of cell culture experiments. The authors describe how they use CASY to examine influences of drugs and chemicals on cell cultures before being used in subsequent experiments - such as for the investigation of molecular signaling pathways.