A friend and I were discussing the term 'quantum sufficit' or (incorrectly) 'quantum sufficient'. We understand it to mean adding water to a concentrated stock solution in order to make sufficient working stock; e.g. when making 1.0 L of LB media, you do not add the necessary reagents to 1.0 L of water and mix, you would add it to, say, 750mL of water, mix and pH the solution, then add enough water to get up to 1.0 L.
Does anybody else use the term 'QS'? I mentioned it today to some coworkers and nobody knew what it meant.
Thanks for your opinions!
[Edited for clarity.]
Edited by LabLackey, 06 February 2014 - 11:50 AM.