Catfish (Clarius batrachus): Fin (ICF) Cell Line

Developed by
Dr.A.S. Sahul Hameed, C. Abdul Hakeem College, Melvisharam – 632 509 Tamil Nadu, India
Funded by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.

Species: Indian catfish (Clarius batrachus)

Special Characters:

  • Optimum temperature     -    28°C
  • Chromosomal number     -    50–54 (2n) (LeGrande, 1981)
  • Transfection efficiency    -    High
  • Authentication                 -     By PCR using primer sets of 12S rRNA gene

Applications:    Virus isolation and propagation, toxicological studies and gene expression.

Deposited at:    CAHC Repository, Melvisharam and NBFGR, Lucknow, India

Babu, V.S., Nambi, K.S.N., Chandra, V., Ishaq Ahmed, V.P., Bhonde, R. and Sahul Hameed. A. S. 2011. Establishment and characterization of a fin cell line from Indian Walking catfish, Clarius batrachus Journal of Fish Diseases 34, 355–364.