inoculum


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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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The effects of inoculum sizes on invertase production by P.
The inoculum effects noted in this study with ceftazidime-avibactam MICs are not surprising given that inoculum effects have been previously documented with ceftazidime MIC testing, particularly against [beta]-lactamase producing strains [5-7].
The most important variables for EPS production were inoculum concentration, followed by time of growth, and also the interaction among these variables according the p-values indicated in Table 2.
The first question concerns whether the Pr[P.sup.Sc] recovered on first passage represents the residual inoculum rather than de novo Pr[P.sup.Sc] generated by conversion of the host's Pr[P.sup.C].
The three studied variables were coded as: moisture content (A), inoculums size (B) and temperature (C).
Francesca Hand (Doug Gubler's group), in conjunction with local crop production advisors, tested the inoculum detection technology in Fresno, Napa, Monterey, Sacramento, Solano and Sonoma counties of California in 2010-12.
Substrate to inoculum ratios (S/I ratios) for BMP assay cultures were prepared based on the VS content of substrate and inoculum, as shown in Table 2.
Combine Mueller-Hinton broth and preservative solution to achieve a final volume of 1 mL, keeping in mind that the inoculum will be added in step four.
It will also be important to limit opportunities for introduction of inoculum with soil or transplants.
These include postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, inflammatory nodules at inoculums site.5,6 Inflammatory nodule may be most likely due to failure in maintaining procedure sterility, as in one of our patients who had genital lesion.