Definition of chemostat in English:


Line breaks: chemo|stat
Pronunciation: /ˈkiːmə(ʊ)stat
, ˌkɛm-/


  • A system in which the chemical composition is kept at a controlled level, especially for the culture of microorganisms.
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    • However, even bacteria confined to chemostats can subvert our plans for them, inventing new niches instead of refining methods for exploiting those we had defined.
    • Temperature is controlled by immersing the chemostat growth chamber in a 37° water bath.
    • Imagine a chemostat inoculated with a single clone.

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