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one-step growth experiment

one-step growth experiment  

The classic procedure that laid the foundation for the quantitative study of the life cycle of lytic bacterial viruses. A suspension of bacteria was mixed with enough viruses to ensure that a virus ...
pellicle

pellicle  

The living, proteinaceous, layered structure which surrounds the cells in many types of Protozoa. It is immediately below the cell membrane and surrounds the cytoplasm (it is not extracellular, like ...
plaque

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
125 words

1 any small disk‐like object, patch, or zone.

2 a macroscopic or microscopic rounded clear zone in a layer of

rapid-lysing mutants

rapid-lysing mutants  

Mutants of T-even phage that enhance the rate at which E. coli host cells are lysed; on a bacterial lawn, r-plaques are larger than wild-type plaques (r +). See plaque.

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