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elective culture

 

Definition: a method of isolating microorganisms capable of using a specific substrate by incubating an inoculum in a medium containing the substrate; the medium usually contains substances or has characteristics that inhibit the growth of unwanted microorganisms.

Synonym(s): enrichment culture

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