Self-stimulation of growth in a bacterial culture by addition of similar cells.
[G. allēlōn, mutually, reciprocally, + catalytikos, able to dissolve]
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allelocatalysisAn obsolete permutation of the "mitogenic" theory, which held that adding bacteria or cells of the same type to an active culture resulted in mutual stimulation of growth.
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