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What is the difference between an axenic culture and pure culture?

As adjectives the difference between axenic and pure
is that axenic is (biology) containing only a single species of microorganism for example, an "axenic culture" means that a pure sample of the organism in question has been grown while pure is free of flaws or imperfections; unsullied.

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People also ask, what is a pure axenic culture?

A pure (or axenic) culture is a population of cells or multicellular organisms growing in the absence of other species or types. A pure culture may originate from a single cell or single organism, in which case the cells are genetic clones of one another.

Also Know, what is the difference between a pure culture and a mixed culture? A pure culture is one in which just a single sort of microbial species is found while in the mixed culture at least two microbial species shaped colonies. A mixed culture is one that contains more than one kind of living being developing in a sterile medium, for example, agar.

Also asked, what is a pure culture and why is it important?

The importance of having a pure culture, and not a mixed culture, when performing biochemical testing is that a pure culture may react much differently in isolation than when it is combined with other species. Bacteria replicates at infinitesimally long rates and one species may enforce or weaken the other.

How can you determine if a culture is pure?

The cultures that grow should all look the same, they should have the same cultural characteristics. In a mixed sample, individual colonies show different color. To verify you have a pure sample use the sterile needle to isolate and grow on a new streak plate to make sure you see only one culture.

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