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serotype

(Science: immunology) The genotype of a unicellular organism as defined by antisera against antigenic determinants expressed on the surface.


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serotype/strain definition

Define superior? But yes, there can be multiple strains of the same serotype, just like you have multiple serotype of the same species.

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by canalon
Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:04 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: serotype/strain definition
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serotype/strain definition

so serotype is superior to strain?

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by JackBean
Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:44 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
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serotype/strain definition

Yes. Basically everytime I isolate a strain from a different environment, I will call it a new isolate. I can study its serotype and plenty of other characteristics, but as long as each isolation has been independant, they are different

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by canalon
Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:28 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
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serotype/strain definition

Hi there, Sorry if this seems like a dumb question but I want to make sure I have the correct meaning of the word "serotype" and "strain" Ok, so when talking about streptococcus A...many M type proteins exist..M1, M3, M6 etc...hence various SEROTYPES...but a STRAIN ...

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by biology_06er
Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:49 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: serotype/strain definition
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Important test?

... if this helps, but I found this. Capsular Polysaccharide The majority of clinical isolates of S aureus express a surface polysaccharide of either serotype 5 or 8. This has been called a microcapsule because it can be visualized only by electron microscopy unlike the true capsules of some bacteria ...

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by MichaelXY
Wed May 07, 2008 11:48 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Important test?
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