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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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In the enrichment step on Selenite Cystine broth, the strain was recovered in citric acid case at a dose of 2.5% only for an inoculum of 103 CFU/ml and also at a dose of 1.25% for inocula of 102 and 103 CFU/ml.
Likewise, the SH of the seedlings was 4.36, 4.95, and 5.59 cm with PS, CR, and IV inocula, respectively, which were significantly different among them.
The Gammaproteobacteria, common in both inocula (7% of SS and 8% of IGBS) and SW (30%), were substantially less represented on the anodes of both MFCs (Figures 2(c) and 2(d)).
Test accuracy improved from 78.3% (238 of 304) using the "BD" inoculum to 90.5% (268 of 296) and 94.1% (272 of 289) using the "A" and "C" inocula, respectively.
The inocula characterizations are presented in table 3.
The distribution of lesions in mice sacrificed two weeks (2W) and 5 weeks (5W) postinfection (Table 2) with saline suspended inocula of some selected isolates of S.
Viability assessed using the footpads of non immunosuppressed SW mice show that the best results with regard to bacterial yield and take were obtained with the inocula that was injected within 24 hours of harvest.
Both inocula evaluated demonstrated a multiplicative trend in the different foods evaluated, despite the concentration of mayonnaise used during the first 48 hr of incubation at 12[grados]C.
Ability of different rumen inocula to digest range forages.
([double dagger]) Identifies the VPSPr case-patients providing the inoculum, i.e., inocula were obtained from 5 case-patients with VPSPr-129VV and 2 with VPSPr-129MM.
According to Bergamin Filho and Amorim (1996), overwintering and the early build-up of inocula for rust epidemics would be enhanced under subtropical compared to temperate climate conditions.
Studies on the effect of inoculum age showed that the enzyme production rate increased gradually with increase in inoculum age up to six days and declined when older inocula were used.