most probable number


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most probable number

a statistical value representing the viable bacterial population in a sample through the use of dilution and multiple tube inoculations.
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The aim of the present work to investigate the removal of the most probable number (MPN) of E.
The Most Probable Number (MPN) method was applied to the enumeration of E.
Key words: Escherichia coli O157 Most probable number Non-sorbitol fermenters Antibiotic sensitivity pattern Biofilm formation.
The result of coliform count using the most probable number is shown in table 1 which defines the degree of contamination and the microbiological quality of the sachet and bottled drinking water brands.
Unlike conventional culture-based methods such as most probable number (MPN), qPCR provides a qualitative, highly specific and accurate determination of active, inactive and even dead bacteria in any given sample.
Quantification is based on a classical, most probable number (MPN) format.
The most probable number of bacteria (per g of soil) was estimated according to 3-tube MPN table (Fig.
Used in conjunction with the Most Probable Number (MPN) technique and in accordance with ISO 11866-1:2005, Modified Lauryl Sulphate Tryptose Broth with MUG & Tryptophan (ISO) allows presumptive E.
The most probable number (MPN) of total and thermo-tolerant coliforms was determined by multiple tube fermentation techniques.

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