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Viable cell count

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noun

A measure of the number of cells that are viable (i.e. alive and capable of growth) in a given area or volume.


Supplement

Viable cell count can be determined by the total cell count minus the count of nonviable or dead cells. One use of viable cell count is to estimate cytotoxicity.


See also: Plaque assay


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How to determine if a bacterial cell is alive

Yes propidium iodide can be used for live/dead counting, and it relies on cell wall integrity, so dormant cells are not stained. And ... supposed to be able to give a live count only. But the viable/live/dead bacteria is a problem that has no definitive ...

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by canalon
Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:00 pm
 
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Topic: How to determine if a bacterial cell is alive
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How to determine if a bacterial cell is alive

... to tell, then i read this in the book: Each cell will undergo multiple rounds of cell divisons ... CFUs originally present. This test gives the viable count (living cells only) compared to a microscopic count ...

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by kaymicro
Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:11 am
 
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Re: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?

... starting from a few individuals at a cellular level then this is not what I'm referring ... created when two or more still reproductively viable species combine to form a new non-sterile ... speciation is the result of chromosome count (information content) doubling, tripling or ...

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by GaryGaulin
Sat May 30, 2009 5:24 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
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