Colony Count, Microbial
(Agar Dilution Count; Bacterial Count; Colony-Forming Units Assay, Microbial; Fungal Count; Pour Plate Count; Spore Count; Spread Plate Count; Streak Plate Count)

Enumeration by direct count of viable, isolated bacterial, archaeal, or fungal cells or spores capable of growth on solid culture media. Each colony (i.e., microbial colony-forming unit) represents the progeny of a single cell in the original inoculum. The method is used routinely by environmental microbiologists for quantifying organisms in air; food; and water; by clinicians for measuring patients' microbial load; and in antimicrobial drug testing.


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<b>Colony Count</b>, <b>Microbial</b>
Colony Count, Microbial

<b>Colony counting</b> technique
Colony counting technique

<b>bacterial colony counting</b>
bacterial colony counting

<b>Colony count</b> diagram
Colony count diagram

<b>Colony counting</b> for the
Colony counting for the

<b>Counting bacterial colonies</b> in
Counting bacterial colonies in

Automated <b>Colony Counting</b>
Automated Colony Counting

both total <b>colony counts</b>
both total colony counts

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