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NCI_CELLOSAURUS (Cellosaurus) - Synopsis

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NCI_CELLOSAURUS (Cellosaurus) is a knowledge resource on cell lines and aims to describe all cell lines used in biomedical research. Its scope encompasses both vertebrates and invertebrates. Cellosaurus is a key resource to help researchers identify potentially contaminated/misidentified cell lines, thus contributing to improving the quality of research in the life sciences.

Metathesaurus Update Frequency
Cellosaurus is updated annually as part of the NCI Thesaurus in the Metathesaurus.

Sites Consulted

  1. NCI Term Browser [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Cancer Institute (US); [modified 2020 May 11; cited 2020 October 26]. Cellosaurus Disease Terminology; 2020 Apr 30 [cited 2020 Oct 15]. Available from: