MicroBio µ3D has a wide count range.

Colony count range is from 1 to about thousands !

Colony count range is wide! (from 1 to few thousands.)

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Colony count range

Test samples are dilution series of ten times, containing different numbers of E. coli cells. The cell density was adjusted to 5, 50, 500, and 5000 cells/ml, respectively, and 1 ml of each test sample was applied to a plate. The results of TSIA are depicted in the above figure. Number of colonies counted by TSIA (cfu/plate) was 4, 51, 482 and 5342. In every plate, colonies were detected around 10-12hr and the counted number of colonies became a steady value around 13-15hr, reaching at the plateau on the graph.


It becomes increasingly difficult to verify the right colony count visually for higher range so that the colonies were counted by using special counter program with the saved plate image data step by step manually, going back in chlonological order, to verify the TSIA provided count.

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When two species are detected in a test sample, the colony count becomes staircase.
When two species are detected in a test sample, the colony detection and count graph of MicroBio µ3D becomes staircase.
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[Colony Count Unit]
A cluster of touched colonies is counted correctly as separated colonies.
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[Pricise Colony Count]
There are 4 colonies detected among a few hundred of hamburger fragments.
There are 4 E. coli colonies detected and counted precisely among a few hundred hamburger fragments in a poured cliform detection agar plate.

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