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In this 2019 photo, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientist uses a pipette to transfer flu virus that is suspended in cell growth medium. The medium gives the host cells what they need to grow, and the virus gets what it needs from the cells. Scientists use cell cultures like this to grow flu viruses that are needed for a variety of lab activities. Cell-grown viruses usually have fewer genetic, and antigenic changes than egg-grown viruses.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Robert Denty
Creation Date: 2019
Photo Credit: James Gathany
CDC Organization
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