dysgonic

dysgonic

 [dis-gon´ik]
seeding badly; said of bacterial cultures that grow poorly.

dys·gon·ic

(dis-gon'ik),
A term used to indicate that the growth of a bacterial culture is slow and relatively poor; used especially in reference to the growth of cultures of the bovine tubercle bacillus (Mycobacterium bovis).
See also: eugonic.
[dys- + G. gonikos, relating to the seed or offspring]

dysgonic

(dĭs-gŏn′ĭk)
Pert. to a bacterial culture of sparse growth.

dysgonic

seeding badly; said of bacterial cultures that grow poorly.
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bovis shows a dysgonic colony shape on Lowenstein-Jensen medium, is negative for niacin accumulation and nitrate reduction, is susceptible to thiophene-2-carboxylic acid hydrazide (TCH), and shows microaerophilic growth on Lebek medium (1-3).
bovis shows dysgonic growth on Lowenstein-Jensen (LJ) medium and has been described as negative for nitrate reduction and niacin accumulation (2).
Subcultures remained negative on L6wenstein-Jensen slants but after approximately 4 weeks became positive on mycobactin-supplemented Middlebrook slants with colorless dysgonic colonies.