Isolation and preparation of colonies grown on soft agar for ultrastructural investigation

Ahmad R. Safa, Michael T. Tseng

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Preparation of cell colonies grown on soft agar for electron microscopic examination is tedious. Mechanical damage to cells can occur during the process of colony removal. A procedure which permits rapid colony removal and preserves the integrity of the individual colony for ultrastructural examinations is described in this paper. 1983 Blackwell Science Ltd

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-122
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Microscopy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1983



  • Electron microscopy
  • cell colony
  • neoplasm
  • soft agar
  • ultrastructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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