Preservation of Viable Trypanosomes in Lymph Tubes at Low Temperature

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1963
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Cunningham M.P
Lumsden W.H.R
Webber W.A.F
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A simple method for the preservation of viable trypanosomes at a low temperature (about -80a C) is described. Trypanosome suspensions, containing 7.50/0 glycerol by volume, are distributed in about 25-mg quantities to lymph tubes. The tubes, after sealing, are cooled slowly. The method has been found effective with blood, culture, and fly forms of the Trypanosoma brucei Subgroup, with blood forms of the T. congolense and T. vivax groups, and with culture forms of T. cruzi.
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Parasitology, 14, p. 280-284