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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.


sub- +‎ confluent (Wiktionary)


  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • Total RNA was extracted from subconfluent monolayers of cells.

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  • Replication-deficient retroviruses were collected from the culture after 72 h and applied to subconfluent TSC2

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  • a marker of the multipotent pericyte, was prominently expressed around confluence while adipogenic PPAR gamma was up-regulated already in subconfluent cells.

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  • 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.

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