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Welcome to the new ATCC blog! We have created this forum to provide a fun and educational way for Microbiologists and Cell Biologists to learn more about the natural world and to stay connected with new and exciting topics, techniques, and best practices in science.

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Long-term subculturing of a microbial strain poses both a risk for cross-contamination and places selective pressure on the strain’s traits, which may lead to detrimental effects such as genetic drift and phenotypic variation. Here, we will discuss the importance of standards in microbial research and assay development.