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    #1

    order of words

    Please tell me, which sentence is gramatically correct?

    1) Found cysts of Globodera rostochiensis were evaluated for viability by inoculation them into the rhizosphere of host-plants.

    2) Viability of found cysts of Globodera rostochiensis was evaluated by inoculation of them into the rhizosphere of host-plants.


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    #2

    Re: order of words

    none.
    both are incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: order of words

    Please tell me, what is incorrect?

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    #4

    Re: order of words

    ...inoculating them into the rhizosphere of the(or some)..

    And I'm not sure about the context,so I can't say for sure but "detected" instead of "found" would be better.

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    #5

    Re: order of words

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
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    The viability of found cysts of Globodera rostochiensis were evaluated by the inoculation of them into the rhizosphere of host-plants
    Really Was it them or their viability that was evaluated?

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    #6

    Re: order of words

    PS And is 'inoculating' the right word? People are inoculated against a disease, by means of an injection. I'm not a botanist but I suspect the cysts were injected into the host. (Or is this use of 'inoculate' a piece of recognized botanical jargon?)

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    Re: order of words

    BobK, Gillnetter, thank you!

    I think " The viability of found cysts of Globodera rostochiensis was evaluated by the inoculation of them into the rhizosphere of host-plants" is more correct.

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    #8

    Re: order of words

    How about 'the' before found cysts? It sounds better to me, shouldn't it?

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    #9

    Re: order of words

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    To inoculate a plant is a common term. From Webster's -

    Inoculate \In*oc"u*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inoculated; p.
    pr. & vb. n. Inoculating,.] [L. inoculatus, p. p. of
    inoculare to ingraft; pref. in- in,on + oculare to furnish
    with eyes
    , fr. oculus an eye, also, a bud. See Ocular.]
    1. To bud; to insert, or graft, as the bud of a tree or plant
    in another tree or plant.

    2. To insert a foreign bud into; as, to inoculate a tree.
    The things in red aren't happening to the cysts, they're happening to the host. But case 1 seems to allow the object of the inoculation to migrate in the appropriate way!

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