carrier culture

carrier culture

[′kar·ē·ər ‚kəl·chər]
(virology)
A cell culture exhibiting a persistent infection; only a small fraction of the cell population is infected, but the viruses released when the infected cells die infect a small number of other cells.
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The shutdown raises questions about the ability of a truckload carrier culture to adapt to the very different operational realities of e-commerce fulfillment, with complex hub and terminal operations that run counter to a truckload carrier's linear network.
-- Analysis of wheat bran, Urethane and other carrier culture
To investigate this possibility, we subjected 27 selected strains (6 from blood, 15 from pharyngitis, 3 from pus, and 3 pharyngeal carrier cultures) collected between January 1994 and December 1996 to emm typing.