inoculum


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inoculum

[i′näk·yə·ləm]
(microbiology)
A small amount of substance containing bacteria from a pure culture which is used to start a new culture or to infect an experimental animal.
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Sc] inoculum more diluted than the VPSPr brain extract used in the primary transmission.
The three studied variables were coded as: moisture content (A), inoculums size (B) and temperature (C).
Variants used in vegetation pot experiments Variants N R B Nitro-aromatics Inoculum Amendments 1 1R 1A + - - 2 2R 2A + + + 3 3R 3A + - + 4 4R 4A - - - 5 5R 5A - + + 6 6R 6A - - + N-non-planted; R-rye; B-blue fenugreek + included with variant - not included with variant Table 2.
Artificial preinfection inoculum was prepared from a selection of sapstain fungi that were previously isolated from Douglas-fir.
We tested the effect of inoculum density on the susceptibility of three lettuce cultivars using root-dip inoculations in a greenhouse trial.
2% TSB added to inoculum * Samples washed/diluted in D/E neutralizing broth * Values derived relative to control [t.
The introduction of periodic dosing of Tapioca fiber residue in to HUASBR and Methanogen rich inoculum resulted 97% reduction of chemical oxygen demand in the reactor and amount of biogas produced in the digester reached ~7.
The inoculum of each isolate was then prepared according to the NCCLS approved guidelines for bacteria and yeasts (NCCLS, 2002) as previously described (Nweze 2004).