chemostat

chemostat
A fermenter for microbial growth in which the ratio of growth to synthesis of secondary products is controlled by the rate at which new medium is added to the culture.

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che·mo·stat 'kē-mə-.stat, 'kem-ə- n a device in which bacteria are kept uniformly suspended in a culture medium that is constantly renewed and maintained chemically unaltered by a continuous flow of new medium through it and which is used esp. in quantitative studies of mutation rates

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che·mo·stat (keґmo-stat) an apparatus in which the environment is so controlled that bacterial populations are maintained in a steady state of continuous cell division in a constant environment.

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  • chemostat — chemostat. См. хемостат. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • chemostat — [kem′ō stat΄] n. 〚 CHEMO + STAT〛 an apparatus designed to grow bacteria indefinitely while keeping the conditions and colony size constant by having a continuous flow of liquid nutrient wash the colony and steadily remove bacteria * * * …   Universalium

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  • chemostat — [kem′ō stat΄] n. [ CHEMO + STAT] an apparatus designed to grow bacteria indefinitely while keeping the conditions and colony size constant by having a continuous flow of liquid nutrient wash the colony and steadily remove bacteria …   English World dictionary

  • Chemostat — Stirred bioreactor operated as a chemostat, with a continuous inflow (the feed) and outflow (the effluent). The rate of medium flow is controlled to keep the culture volume constant. A chemostat (from Chemical environment is static) is a… …   Wikipedia

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  • chemostat — noun An apparatus for the continuous culture of microorganisms in a steady state See Also: chemostatic, chemostasis …   Wiktionary

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