roll-tube technique

roll-tube technique

[′rōl ‚tüb tek‚nēk]
(microbiology)
A pure-culture technique, employed chiefly in tissue culture, in which, during incubation, the test tubes are held in a wheellike instrument at an angle of about 15° from the horizontal and the wheel is rotated vertically about once every 2 minutes.
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