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Edvotek™ Morphology of Cancer Cells

This experiment allows students to see the differences between normal and cancer cells in both their growth and cell types.

Supplier:  Edvotek™ 990

Catalog No. S67199

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  • All necessary materials plus complete instructions, background information, and study questions.

Requires :
  • Microscope with 400–600X magnification
  • Forceps
  • Gloves
  • Distilled water
  • Differentiation of Human Cells by Retinoic Acid (S67198) also requires immersion oil and immersion objectives for the microscope



Provide an understanding and visual comparison of the morphology of various normal and transformed mammalian cells by microscopic examination. Procedures similar to these are used to examine biopsy specimens.

Analysis and Comparison of Various Mammalian Cell Types

  • Fixes and stains four different cell types for direct microscopic comparison to show the differences between normal and transformed cell cultures
  • Morphology of Cancer Cells
    • Compares the contact inhibition of normal cells to the increased growth of cancer cell colonies



    Morphology of Cancer Cells
    Instructions, multispot slides (2 cell types each), fixing agent, eosin and flashblue™ stain, mounting medium, cover slips, transfer pipets, immersion troughs
    Room temperature
    Students observe the differences between normal and cancer cells in both their growth and cell types
    35 min.
    6 Lab Groups
    Safety and Handling

    Safety and Handling

    WARNING: Cancer -


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