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type

 [tīp]
the general or prevailing character of any particular case, such as of a disease, person, or substance.
type A a behavior pattern characterized by excessive competitiveness and aggressiveness. See type A behavior.
asthenic type a constitutional type marked by a slender body, long neck, long, flat chest and abdomen, and poor muscular development.
athletic type a constitutional type marked by broad shoulders, deep chest, flat abdomen, thick neck, and good muscular development.
blood type
2. the phenotype of an individual with respect to a blood group system.
body type (constitutional type) a constellation of traits related to body build.
phage type a subgroup of a bacterial species susceptible to a particular bacteriophage and demonstrated by phage typing. Called also lysotype and phagotype.
pyknic type a constitutional type marked by rounded body, large chest, thick shoulders, broad head, and short neck.

phage type

Distinguishing subgroups of bacteria by the type of bacteriophage associated with that specific bacterium.
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The comparative virulence for chicks of Salmonella enteritidis phage type 4 isolates and isolates of phage types commonly found in poultry in the United States.
For the few incidents in which the pathogen was identified in cattle, sheep, pigs, and turkeys, SE4 was the predominant phage type isolated.
Table 5: Isolation of Salmonella Enteritidis phage type 35 from different organs of the orally inoculated newly hatched specific-pathogen-free chicks
All seven isolates were indistinguishable from the phage type 8 isolates by PFGE testing on the first enzyme (XbaI); tire of the seven isolates were tested on the second enzyme (BlnI), and all five matched the phage type 8 isolates.
Laboratory surveillance is based on counts of laboratory isolates of infectious pathogens, usually classified for epidemiologic purposes by subtype or phage type. The organism reports come mainly from samples sent to hospital laboratories or to specialist laboratories when additional typing is required, as for salmonellae.
It was observed that the isolates were clustered as phage type 4 of Basu and Mukherjee and type 27 of new phage typing scheme.
Almonds have been reported as a source of several Salmonella enteritidis phage type 30 (SE PT30) infections.
The SE isolates from that 2000-2001 outbreak had different PFGE patterns and a different phage type (PT30) than those in the current investigation.
Among phage III, phage type 83 was the commonest followed by phage type 47 Depicted in Table 5.
Results of phage typing by using standard techniques (7) were available for 74 isolates; 54 were classified as phage type Dundee, 19 as a uniform "reactions do not conform," which closely resembled Dundee, and 1 as untypeable.
Phage type 27 (98.7%) was the most prevalent and the new phage types were 4, 16 and 25 in this area.
All isolates from SE patients in both outbreaks that were PFGE pattern A also were phage type 13a.