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- adj. Describing a tissue culture in which the spatial relationships of the cells are intermediate between sparse and confluent
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Partially united or fused: said of spots or other color-markings that have a tendency to run together.
To follow up from above discussion, one also needs to ponder that most of these kinds of studies are done on single cells using subconfluent cell culture substrates.
Cells of three wells each were trypsinized on day 1 to 5 and separately titrated in quadruplicates by co-cultivation of serial 10-fold dilutions of the harvested inocula with subconfluent uninfected MeWo cells
Total RNA was extracted from subconfluent monolayers of cells.
Replication-deficient retroviruses were collected from the culture after 72 h and applied to subconfluent TSC2
a marker of the multipotent pericyte, was prominently expressed around confluence while adipogenic PPAR gamma was up-regulated already in subconfluent cells.
Charité-Medical Universiy, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany) was transfected into subconfluent HEK-GHSR1a cells using Lipofectamine 2000 (Invitrogen; Carlsbad, CA, USA) following the manufacture's protocol.