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inoculum

Definition:
Collective term for microorganisms or their parts (spores, mycelial fragments, etc.) which are capable of infection or symbiosis when transferred to a host. Term is also used for the symbiotic or pathogenic microorganisms that are transferred for culture.
Concept Schemes:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt
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Entry Terms:
  • propagules (microorganisms)
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/837
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