Schneider 2 cells

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Schneider 2 cells, usually abbreviated as S2 cells, are one of the most commonly used Drosophila melanogaster cell lines. S2 cells were derived from a primary culture of late stage (20–24 hours old) Drosophila melanogaster embryos,[1] likely from a macrophage-like lineage.

S2 cells can be grown at room temperature both as a semi-adherent monolayer or in suspension, and they can be grown in the absence of serum.[2]


  1. ^ Schneider I (1972). "Cell Lines Derived from Late Embryonic Stages of Drosophila melanogaster". J. Embryol. Exp. Morph. 27: 363–365. 
  2. ^ Invitrogen (05/02/2002). Drosophila Schneider 2 (S2) Cells (PDF). Version F. Invitrogen. 28-0172. Retrieved 2012-02-25.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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