Microbiology

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10. Dynamics of Microbial Growth

Measuring Growth by Direct Cell Counts

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Direct Microscopic Cell Counts

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Direct microscopic cell counting is a method where the microbiologist counts the number of microbes in a fraction of the microbial culture to:

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Types of Direct Cell Counting Instruments

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Determining the number of cells within a culture is important. However, counting each and every cell with the human eye is tedious and extremely time consuming. Which of these is a method of cell counting that does not require a scientist to count each and every cell?