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plaque

1. Pathol any small abnormal patch on or within the body, such as the typical lesion of psoriasis
2. short for dental plaque

Plaque

A tablet, often inscribed, added to or set into a surface on the exterior or interior wall.

plaque

[plak]
(medicine)
A patch, or an abnormal flat area on any internal or external body surface.
A localized area of atherosclerosis.
(virology)
A clear area representing a colony of viruses on a plate culture formed by lysis of the host cell.

plaque

A tablet that is affixed to the surface of a wall or set into a wall; often inscribed to commemorate a special event or to serve as a memorial.
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Inoculation of CVB3 in BALB/c mice resulted in considerably high levels of cardiac viral load (6432 [+ or -] 291 pfu/mg) detected by the plaque assay on day 4 post-infection (Fig.
Aliquots of these samples were also cultured as described above to determine the cell count, and plaque assays were conducted to determine the concentration of phage.
Moreover, the gelatin-based medium could be directly dissolved for further quantification by plaque assay and without the elution procedure.
No pools produced live virus isolates in the plaque assay.
Virus quantification was performed in 24-well tissue culture plates, titrated on the basis of plaque forming units (PFU) count by plaque assay (Burleson et al.
However, when the plaque assay was used, the culture process lasted almost 3 d because of the slow bacterial growth rate.
After 48 h at 37[degrees]C, infected cells were harvested with 3 freeze-and-thaw cycles, and cellular debris were removed with low-speed centrifugation, and virus titer was measured by standard plaque assay (Killington and Powell, 1991).
015 plaque-forming units/mL in negative human plasma and subjected it to the plaque assay and real-time PCR.
Detection of Zika Virus in Desiccated Mosquitoes by Real-Time Reverse Transcription PCR and Plaque Assay
The virus was grown and titrated in Vero cells by plaque assay by means of Vero cells overlaid with 1% low melting agar in usual growth media.
albopictus mosquitoes that were sent to CDC in December 1991; 9350 were tested, in 96 pools, for virus isolation by plaque assay in Vero cell culture.
In addition, day 0 control mosquitoes that had been stored at -80[degrees]C and all mosquitoes collected on days 2-30 were assayed for viable virus by using Vero plaque assay cell culture as described (3).