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axenic

 [a-zen´ik]
not contaminated by or associated with any foreign organisms; used in reference to pure cultures of microorganisms or to germ-free animals.

a·xen·ic

(ā-zen'ik),
Sterile, denoting especially a pure culture. Also used to denote "germ-free" animals born and raised in a sterile environment.
See also: gnotobiote.
[G. a- priv. + xenos, foreign]

axenic

/axen·ic/ (a-zen´ik) not contaminated by or associated with any foreign organisms; used in reference to pure cultures of microorganisms or to germ-free animals. Cf. gnotobiotic.

axenic

(ā-zĕn′ĭk, ā-zē′nĭk)
adj.
Not contaminated by or associated with any other living organisms. Usually used in reference to pure cultures of microorganisms that are completely free of the presence of other organisms.

a·xen′i·cal·ly adv.

a·xen·ic

(ā-zen'ik)
Sterile, denoting especially a pure culture (e.g., a protozoan culture uncontaminated by bacteria). Also used to denote "germ-free" animals born and raised in a sterile environment.
[G. a- priv. + xenos, foreign]

axenic

descriptive of a pure culture where no other organism is present.

axenic

[Gr.] xenos (stranger); totally free of infection with microorganisms. Axenic mammals are usually produced in the first generation following cesarean section under absolutely sterile conditions and the young are delivered into plastic, sterile isolators where they remain under germ-free conditions; axenic avian species are produced by placing fertile eggs into plastic isolators after carefully sterilizing the egg shell. Called also germ-free animal. See also gnotobiotic and specific pathogen free.
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Intradermal reactions to an antigen (histolyticin) obtained from axenically cultivated Entamoeba histolytica.
5] axenically grown Leishmania donovani amastigotes (strain MHOM/ET/67/L82) in 50 [micro]l medium were added to each well and the plate incubated at 37[degrees]C under a 5% C[O.
For the settlement preference experiments, algae were axenically grown on a Bacto-agar (DIFCO) solid medium, which was prepared with modified f/2 medium as mentioned earlier, or with artificial sea water (ASW) (Jones et al.
Settlement preference of abalone larvae was tested towards liquid culture media in which algae had been axenically grown.
Live roots of axenically cultured plants released phosphatases, invertases, proteases, and peroxidases, all of which could participate in the biogeochemical cycling of compounds (cf.
The cultures were not grown axenically, but regular inspection with the microscope during the experiments showed that bacterial contamination was low, usually less than 1% of the total biomass.
To determine whether microorganisms were indeed eliminated from the gut in axenically reared animals, we first placed intestinal smears on nutrient and EMB agar media (Difco Laboratories).
Pral EMF, Bijovsky AT, Balanco JMF, Alfieri SC (1993) Leishmania mexicana: proteinase activities and megasomes in axenically cultivated amastigote-like forms.
I did not try to grow Ochromonas axenically in the light and therefore do not know if it is really able to grow in the complete absence of bacteria.
Tetrahymena thermophila strain B7 was grown axenically in PY medium: 0.