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Eagle's basal medium

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A solution of various salts used as a tissue culture medium.

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A solution of various salts used as a tissue culture medium. Harry Eagle developed the basal medium in the 1950's in order to determine the nutritional needs and other indispensable factors of cell cultures. Eagle did identify 27 components as being essential for the growth of cells; the lack of one of these components will stop the growth. These 27 components constitute the Basal Medium. It is still the basic medium used for animal cell culture.

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