contaminated culture


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contaminated culture

[kəntam′inātid]
a bacterial culture that has acquired unwanted foreign microorganisms.

contaminated culture

A culture in which bacteria from a foreign source have infiltrated the growth medium.
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22) In a story previously detailed,7 the realization that HeLa cells had contaminated cultures so far afield led to a reappraisal of tissue culture stocks by the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC; Manassas, Virginia) and the Cell Culture Laboratory at the Naval Biosciences Laboratory (Oakland, California).

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