phage typing


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typing

 [tīp´ing]
in transplantation immunology, a method of measuring the degree of organ, solid tissue, or blood compatibility between two individuals, in which specific histocompatibility antigens (such as those on leukocytes or erythrocytes) are detected by means of suitable isoimmune antisera.
blood typing (typing of blood) determining the character of the blood on the basis of agglutinogens in the erythrocytes; see also blood group.
phage typing characterization of bacteria, extending to strain differences, by demonstration of susceptibility to one or more races (a spectrum) of bacteriophage; widely applied to staphylococci, typhoid bacilli, and other organisms for epidemiological purposes.
tissue typing identification of the human leukocyte antigens of the donor and recipient of a transplant or transfusion; see also tissue typing.

phage typing

a technique that uses BACTERIOPHAGES to identify BACTERIA on the basis of their susceptibility to specific phages.
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The table (4) illustrated the phage typing of three S.
PFGE and phage typing also were performed on all seven SE isolates from ill Maine residents with no connection to the vaccine-production facility that were submitted to MDHHS during October-November 2006.
36 random isolates of Staphylococcus aureus were sent for phage typing. Of these 66.6% were phage typable of the group III.
Antimicrobial drug sensitivity testing, phage typing, and MLVA typing of isolates produced results indistinguishable from those of the outbreak strain.
The phage typing pattern (Basu and Mukherjee scheme) of V.
The phage typing was consistent with the overall country wide, epidemiological data M which reported Type [T.sub.27] to be predominant and with this our study revealed a high percentage of children affected in the outbreak.
Ledwolorz, and staff of the Health Protection Agency Salmonella Reference Unit for phage typing; and I.
Phage typing of the E cholerae isolates was carried out using Basu and Mukherjee's (8) and new phage typing scheme (9).
For bacteriophage typing, these isolates were sent to the National reference centre, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi for Staphylococcal phage typing, and results for 104 were obtained.
The Vi phage typing scheme from the Colindale Institute London was used for Salmonella spp.