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Matrix  Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization (MALDI) combined with flight time detector (TOF = Time of Flight). The spectrophotometric method for accurate identification of bacteria, fungi and yeasts isolated from biological material, animals, food and environmental samples. It is a very efficient, fast and robust method for microbiological laboratories.

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The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of an antibiotic is the lowest concentration of the antimicrobial chemical that inhibits the visible growth of the microorganism after 24 hours of incubation.

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Multiplex pcr

Multiplex polymerase chain reaction is a type of PCR  when DNA in samples is amplified using multiple primers and a temperature-mediated DNA polymerase in a thermal cycler. The method is used to amplify several different DNA sequences simultaneously (as if performing many separate PCR reactions all together in one reaction).

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