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isolate

[′ī·sə‚lāt]
(chemical engineering)
To separate two portions of a process system by means of valving or line blanks; used as safety measure during maintenance or repair, or to redirect process flows.
(electricity)
To disconnect a circuit or piece of equipment from an electric supply system.
(genetics)
A population so cut off from others that mating occurs only within the group.
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Usefulness of ompl restriction mapping for avian Chlamydia psittaci isolate differentiation.
The 40 isolates tested contained anywhere from 9 to 30 DNA fragments indicating a high degree of diversity among the isolates.
Polymorphism of Bordetellapertussis isolates circulating the last ten years in France, where a single effective whole-cell vaccine has been used for more than thirty years.
Highly pathogenic H5N1 virus genetically related to the A/Chicken/ Shantou/4231/03 (People's Republic of China) isolate caused disease outbreaks in poultry in Japan from the end of December 2003 to March 2004 (4).
We describe the first case of Japanese spotted fever and the first isolate of spotted fever group rickettsia from a patient in South Korea.
The 4 swine isolates chosen for our analyses provide a sampling of viruses from British Columbia to Ontario, but clinical reports indicate that the outbreak of ILI in pigs was much more extensive than this limited number of isolates might suggest.
Expanded diversity among Californian Borrelia isolates and description of Borrelia bissettii sp.
A novel toxinotyping scheme and correlation of toxinotypes with serogroups of Clostridium difficile isolates.
The virulence of the isolates was evaluated through their ability to provoke bacteremia in mice after 6-week-old female BALB/c mice (Janvier, France) were injected intraperitoneally.
Molecular characterization of a novel plasmid-encoded cefotaximase (CTX-M-12) found in clinical isolates from Kenya.