Are HeLa cells primary cells?

Why or why not?

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  • 7 years ago
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    No they are not primary cells.

    They are not secondary cells either.

    They are immortalized cells.

    Primary cells are cells taken directly from the donor organism.

    Secondary cells are cells descended or reproduced from the original tissue.

    HeLa is a name for a patient who had cervical cancer and these cells are immortal meaning they do not age. They could in principle divide forever if given nutrients

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  • 7 years ago

    dunno, i heard that hela cell are numbered and cultured by lineage

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