Medical Definition of Plaque-forming unit

1. Number of infectious virus particles or Ig producing cells per unit volume. See: plaque assay. Refers to any entity which can give rise to a plaque. For example: if a phage stock solution has 1010 pfu/ml, it means that every ml of this stock has 1010 phage particles which can form plaques. This (pfu/ml) is the conventional way to refer the concentration of a phage preparation. Compare: CFU. (10 Oct 1997)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plaque-forming Unit

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plaque-forming unit (current term)
plaque and tartar cause
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plashets

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