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Title: (Meeting of the Society for Cryobiology): Foreign trip report, July 8--27, 1988

Abstract

The 25th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cryobiology was attended by some 225 scientific registrants, about double the usual members in US meetings. About half of the 227 presented papers were of US and UK origin. The People's Republic of China ranked a surprising fourth in the number of papers presented. The scientific quality of the papers was in general very high and many were mechanistically oriented. My contributions and main interest fall into two areas. One area is the question of whether slowly frozen cells are primarily injured by changes in the composition of the unfrozen channels in which they lie or by decreases in the size of the channels, which increase the probability of cell-ice and cell-cell contacts. The subject was formally debated at the meeting with me as the proponent of a major role for the unfrozen fraction and Dr. David Pegg as opponent. A number of presented papers (including two of our own) were relevant to the matter. My second main area of interest was in the cryobiology of Drosophila embryos. The ability to freeze eggs of this insect would be of considerable importance to Drosophila geneticists.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5702473
Report Number(s):
ORNL/FTR-2978
ON: DE89017412
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; ANIMAL CELLS; INTERACTIONS; ICE; CRYOBIOLOGY; DAMAGE; FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY; MEETINGS; TRAVEL; BIOLOGY; EUROPE; WESTERN EUROPE; 550300* - Cytology

Citation Formats

Mazur, P. (Meeting of the Society for Cryobiology): Foreign trip report, July 8--27, 1988. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Mazur, P. (Meeting of the Society for Cryobiology): Foreign trip report, July 8--27, 1988. United States.
Mazur, P. Tue . "(Meeting of the Society for Cryobiology): Foreign trip report, July 8--27, 1988". United States.
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