Pearl spot fish (Etroplus suratensis): Eye (IEE), Gill (IEG), Kidney (IEK) and Brain (IEB) Cell Lines

Applications: Virus isolation and propagation. Toxicological studies and Gene expression.

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

Species: Pearl spot (Etroplus suratensis)

Special Characters:

  • Optimum temperature     -    28°C
  • Chromosomal number   -    48 (2n) (Poletto et al., 2010)
  • Transfection efficiency  -    High
  • Authentication              -     By PCR using primer sets of 16S rRNA and CoI genes

Sarath Babu, V., Chandra, V., Nambi, K.S.N.,  Majeed, S.A., Patole, M.S., Taju, G. and Sahul Hameed, A.S. 2012. Development and characterization of novel cell lines from Etroplus suratensis and their applications in virology, toxicology and gene expression, Journal of Fish Biology 80, 312–334.

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.