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colony

 [kol´o-ne]
a discrete group of organisms, as a collection of bacteria in a culture.
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col·o·ny

(kol'ŏ-nē),
1. A group of cells growing on a solid nutrient surface, each arising from the multiplication of an individual cell; a clone.
2. A group of people with similar interests, living in a particular location or area.
[L. colonia, a colony]
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colony

(kŏl′ə-nē)
n. pl. colo·nies
1. A group of the same kind of animals, plants, or one-celled organisms living or growing together.
2. A visible growth of microorganisms, usually in a solid or semisolid nutrient medium.
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col·o·ny

(kol'ŏ-nē)
1. A group of cells growing on a solid nutrient surface, each arising from the multiplication of an individual cell; a clone.
2. A group of people with similar interests, living in a particular location or area.
[L. colonia, a colony]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

colony

A local growth of large numbers of micro-organisms derived from one individual (a clone) or from a small number. A visible growth of bacteria or other microorganisms on a nutrient medium in a culture plate.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

colony

  1. an aggregated group of separate organisms such as birds, which have come together for a specific purpose such as breeding.
  2. a group of incompletely separated individuals organised in associations, as in some hydrozoan COELENTRATES and polyzoans.
  3. a localized population of microorganisms, e.g. bacteria, derived from a single cell grown in culture.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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TABLE 2: Mean number of colony-forming units of bacteria per cubic meter of air at various distances from edge of fields with grazing sheep, Imperial Valley, 2011 [Table omitted]
When 24 of the stethoscopes were wiped with an alcohol pad as part of the study, the median number of colony-forming units plummeted to 0, with a range of 0-59.
Eight days after zapping chlorine-washed lettuce with only 0.2 kGy of irradiation, microbial counts were 290 colony-forming units (CFU) and yeast, 60 CFU.
In wet areas around the sink, and especially its drain, Enriquez's group has measured up to 10,000 colony-forming units per milliliter of moisture sampled.
The four contaminated platelet pools, each derived from five individual platelet units, were positive by Gram stain and culture for Bacillus cereus (two platelet pools) and Staphylococcus epidermidis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (one platelet pool each); colony counts ranged from 10[sup.6] to 10[sup.8] colony-forming units (CFU) per mL in the platelet pools, and from 10 to 10[sup.10] CFU/ML among 11 of the 20 individual platelet units constituting the pools.
Compared with single-use towels, multipurpose towels had higher colony-forming units (CFUs); humid towels had higher CFUs than dry ones.
As you may know, the D-10 value for a microorganism is defined as the UV dose necessary to affect a 90% reduction in colony-forming units (CFUs).
The probiotic preparation (LactoLevure; UniPharma, Athens, Greece) consisted of (colony-forming units per capsule) Lactobacillus acidophilus LA-5 (1.75 x [10.sup.9]), L.
6, Pafmil showed the SGS analysis indicating that samples from Turkish brand Metro Star had a yeast count of 2,200 cfu/g (colony-forming units per gram) while specimens from Vietnamese flour Gold Crescent registered 1,800 cfu/g.
Subsequently, hens in group H were inoculated with only egg yolk whereas the hens in group G were inoculated with 1 x [10.sup.9] colony-forming units of APEC078 bacteria via the IU route.
Volunteers received maltodextrin as a placebo (8 g/day), prebiotic galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) (8 g/day), probiotic (Bi-07; 109 colony-forming units/day) and synbiotic GOS + Bi-07 (8 g GOS/day and 109 colony-forming units Bi-07/day).
Flow Cytometric Analysis of Fresh versus Thawed Cord Blood Applying Standard ISHAGE and Annexin V Protocols and Correlation with Colony-Forming Units. Samples of cord blood units (n=10) were measured directly after volume reduction and after cryopreservation (>7d), respectively.

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