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'''Definition'''
  
(Science: investigation) A [[test]] to to [[determine]] whether a [[given]] [[bacterial]] [[strain]] has an [[oxidative]] or fermentativetype of [[metabolism]] by seeing what it doesto a [[carbohydrate]] [[substrate]].
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''noun''
  
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A test used to identify [[bacteria]] by the way they metabolize a [[carbohydrate]] [[substrate]] (e.g. [[glucose]]) whether by [[fermentation]] or by [[oxidation]].
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In this test, two tubes of Hugh & Leifon's medium are used. One tube is covered while the other is not. A bacterial strain is an 'oxidizer' if it will produce acid only in the open tube, a 'fermenter' if it produces acid in both tubes.
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''Also called:'' O-F test

Latest revision as of 11:52, 9 May 2009

Definition

noun

A test used to identify bacteria by the way they metabolize a carbohydrate substrate (e.g. glucose) whether by fermentation or by oxidation.


Supplement

In this test, two tubes of Hugh & Leifon's medium are used. One tube is covered while the other is not. A bacterial strain is an 'oxidizer' if it will produce acid only in the open tube, a 'fermenter' if it produces acid in both tubes.


Also called: O-F test

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