ICLAC Register of Misidentified Cell Lines: Version 11 Released

Version 11 of the ICLAC Register of Misidentified Cell Lines was released on 8 June 2021.

Release notes are available on the Archive page. The Release notes summarize all additions or changes to the Register since the last version was released.

The latest version of the Register lists 576 cell lines.

531 cell lines are misidentified with no known authentic stock, and are listed in Table 1 of the Register.

45 cell lines were initially thought to be misidentified but authentic stock has since been found. These cell lines are listed separately in Table 2.

Eight cell lines come from a non-human species where intraspecies contamination has been detected.

These eight cell lines come from dog and mouse, where species-specific STR loci have been published and used to analyze cell line panels.

As genomic technologies become more widely available, we expect the number of non-human misidentified cell lines to increase.

There are many other problematic cell lines where there is some evidence for misidentification, but more data are needed to reach a definite conclusion.

If you have data showing that a cell line is misidentified, please share it with us using the email address listed at the top of the website.