Stock strain | definition of stock strain by Medical dictionary
a bacterial or other microbial strain that has been maintained under laboratory conditions as representative of its type.
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dysenteriae type 2 matching the laboratory's stock strain
by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis was recovered from ill laboratory workers and from an uneaten pastry.
Breeders use grandparent pure-line stock strains
to produce parent stock strains
of chickens, which in turn supply eggs to hatcheries.