motility test

mo·til·i·ty test

a test based on microscopic observation or on the spread of growth in soft agar, used to determine if a microorganism is motile.
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The biochemical tests of API 20 Strep (bioMerieux, Marcy l'Etoile, France) and motility test at 30[degrees]C were used to characterize the isolate at the species level.
The sperm motility test enables us to objectively measure how well sperm from each male can swim in a solution at body temperature, possibly mimicking the environment in the hen's reproductive tract.
The new sperm motility test is inexpensive, quick, and objective.
Scientists in Donoghue's lab have evaluated hundreds of toms using the sperm motility test and CASA.
2 (Base agar), Agrose, MacConkey Agar, Motility Test Medium, Nutrient Broth, Nitrate Broth, Pepton Water, Sabouraud Dextrose Broth, etc.
Evaluation of wet-prep motility test for presumptive identification of Bacillus species.
If our hypothesis proves correct,' she adds, 'the sperm motility test could be adapted and used by the turkey industry as a simple and reproducible objective method for evaluating the male component of fertility.
If, for example, a diphtheroid is isolated from a spinal fluid specimen, it would be important to rule out Listeria with a hanging drop motility test.
gallinarum may not be reliably identified unless a motility test is performed with the appropriate media (10).
fragmentation) may also be the cause of male infertility, undetectable by standard methods, such as determining the sperm concentration, morphology assessment, or motility tests.
of Iowa Carver College of Medicine) offer a handbook of 41 chapters by gastroenterology specialists from North America and Europe who describe how to perform and interpret gastrointestinal (GI) motility tests in conjunction with learning GI motility and neurogastroenterology.
We estimate that it would cost $3,000 to $5,000 per patient to pay for hospitalization plus cerebral blood flow tests, PET scans, and other tests for people who get headaches; intestinal motility tests for GI reactors; and ventilation-profusion scans for asthmatics," says George Schwartz.