Definition of pure culture in English:

pure culture


  • A culture in which only one strain or clone is present.

    • ‘It also may reflect that it is more difficult to grow anaerobes and to isolate them in pure cultures.’
    • ‘He showed that bacilli could be isolated in pure cultures and produce tuberculosis in animals that were inoculated.’
    • ‘In 1885, Duclaux and Arloing demonstrated that sunlight had a direct killing effect on pure cultures of Tyrothrix scaber and Bacillus anthracis, respectively.’
    • ‘Here, Koch perfected the technique of growing pure cultures of germs using a mix of potatoes and gelatine.’
    • ‘Two-milliliter inoculates for the chemostats were prepared by mixing pure cultures in the appropriate proportions as determined by Klett readings.’