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disk diffusion antimicrobial test

A method where a culturing surface inoculated with microbe is exposed to small disks containing known amounts of a chemical agent resulting in a zone of inhibition (usually in millimeters) of growth of the microbe corresponding to the susceptibility of the strain to the agent.
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  • disk diffusion method
  • agar disk diffusion susceptibility test
  • disk diffusion antimicrobial susceptibility test
  • disk diffusion susceptibility test
  • Bauer-Kirby disk diffusion method
  • disk diffusion test
  • disk diffusion assay
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