auxanogram


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auxanogram

[ȯg′zan·ə‚gram]
(microbiology)
A plate culture provided with variable growth conditions to determine the effects of specific environmental factors.
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To identify the microorganisms, the species were defined on the basis of the colony morphology, the results of the germ tube test, the results of the urease test, the presence of chlamydospores on Tween 80 [13-15] meal agar (Difco), the carbohydrate fermentation tests (zymogram), and the pattern of assimilation of a variety of carbon and nitrogen sources (auxanogram).
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