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worm survival during freezing

Eugene Leitl eugene.leitl at lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Tue Jul 6 08:17:57 EST 1999

Dear C. elegans researchers,

I'm curious whether the standard freezing protocols, e.g.


allow quantitative retrieval of the cryopreserved worms.
Can you perhaps name rough estimates as to the percentile of

My interests in regards to worm cryopreservation are mostly
academic, however as I'm employed by a cryopreservation research
company I need some hard numbers to motivate me looking into this
besides of just being my hobby-horse.

Is there at all interest in a much better worm freezing agent?

Is there a market for it, however small?

Thanks a lot in advance.


Eugene Leitl
21st Century Medicine, Cryobiology division

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