lag phase

lag phase
lag phase 'lag-.fāz n the period of time between the introduction of a microorganism into a culture medium and the time it begins to increase exponentially called also lag period compare LOG PHASE

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the early period following bacterial inoculation into a new medium, a time of stationary population during which the cells adjust to the new environment and synthesize enzymes and intermediates for the subsequent logarithmic phase.

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