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CAMP test

a test to identify Group B β-streptococci based on their formation of a substance (CAMP factor) that enlarges the area of hemolysis formed by streptococcal β-hemolysin.
[Christie, Atkins, and Munch-Petersen, developers of the t.]
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The camp factor is off the charts, but it's all presented with an admirably straight face.
pyogenes grown in the presence of rhodomyrtone produced reduced amounts of known virulence factors, such as the glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase, the CAMP factor, and the streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin C.
The pore-forming toxin CAMP factor synergistically acts with sphingomylinase-producing Staphylococcus aureus to produce a distinct arrow-shaped area of complete lysis of erythrocytes on sheep blood agar (24).
The camp factor is ramped to 11 and many will be alarmed at how in your face - sometimes quite literally - the film is.
Gay magazine Attitude has compiled a list of sportsmen with the "camp factor", reports the Daily Star.
But when he hid behind a fan and snapped it coyly, there was no question about the camp factor.
This movie has a game cast--Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine as Endora, and Amy Sedaris as nosy neighbor Gladys Kravitz--and a very meta plot, about the filming of a Bewitched remake in which they've unintentionally cast a real witch, but the camp factor seems low.
For camp factor, there's Catherine Deneuve's catfight/makeout in Eight Women, Olivia Newton-John's lesbian cowgirl in Sordid Lives, Ricki Lake's big and beautiful Baltimore teen in Hairspray (www.newline.com), and Maisi Mayo's cocky girl version of Brad Pitt in Girls Fight Tonight (www.mtivideo.com).
Sad as it is to say, Hagman's flinty-eyed, mischievous smile gave the show its teeth, and the third season can't ratchet up the camp factor enough to compensate for his absence.
Showgirls FilmFour, midnightTHE camp factor is high, the kitsch value is enormous and the acting skills are non-existent - what's not to love about Paul Verhoeven's controversial and ridiculous Showgirls?
As if the camp factor weren't enough, there's also a straight guy who wishes ho were guy (Noseworthy), a gay guy who hooks up with him anyway, and some lesbian anarchist filmmakers in the mix.
Oddly constructed, Lifetime's latest attempt to produce TV movies with more edge isn't exactly razor-sharp, but strictly based on its camp factor, "Lizzie" should manage to get the job done.