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Host Cell Invasion Assay

By Levi Clancy for Student Reader on

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  • Petri dish with host cells kanr

  • Innoculate these with kans bacteria

  • Incubate, & some cells invade

  • Add kanamycin

  • Only cells in host cells will survive

  • Those able to invade normally will get in & become resistant & then lyse host cells

  • This generates a pure culture of cells capable of invasion.