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che·mo·stat

(kē'mō-stat),
A fermenter for microbial growth in which the ratio of growth to synthesis of secondary products is controlled by the rate at which new medium is added to the culture.

chemostat

[kē′məstat′]
a device that assures a steady rate of cell division in bacterial populations by maintaining a constant environment.

chemostat

a growth chamber designed to allow input of nutrients and output of cells on a controlled basis.

chemostat

a vessel that provides constant growth conditions for bacteria.
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A third model, commonly evoked in the human gastrointestinal literature, posits that microbial growth in the intestine resembles growth in a chemostat (Macfarlane et al.
A possibility to estimate the competitive abilities of different Daphnia species without using chemostats (Rothhaupt 1990) is the "threshold food concentration" concept (Lampert 1977), a special case of Tilman's [R.
Although the short-term 14C bioassays did not indicate nutrient limitation, the enclosures, chemostats, and long-term 14C bioassays demonstrated that nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) limited phytoplankton growth in the lake.
male-female, parent-offspring) is not necessary, as demonstrated by Paquin and Adams (1983) in their studies of asexual yeast populations living in chemostats.
Caron (1990) found reduced yield coefficients for a kinetoplastid flagellate and a colorless chrysophyte when they were grown in chemostats at low growth rates (6-7% of [[Mu].
An experimental model: Bacterial specialists and generalists competing in chemostats.
The flagellate chemostats were either kept dark or they received continuous light ([approximately equal to]80-100 [[micro]mol] quanta [multiplied by] [m.
Mass action models apply only over an instant of time, which may not be a serious restriction for systems in continuous motion, like planets or chemostats.
Scenedesmus acutus from chemostats was used as food for both cultures and experiments.
We used pB15, a plasmid that was reported to be stably maintained in chemostat populations of E.