Bacterial Enumeration: Definition, Methods & Example


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Which of the following is an advantage of using turbidimetric measurements?

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1. Which of the following can be used to measure viable cell counts?

2. Which of the following directly counts the number of bacteria present in a sample?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Bacterial enumeration will be the focus of this quiz/worksheet combination. You'll be required to answer questions on key areas such as a benefit of using turbidimetric measurements and the way viable cell counts can be measured.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions on the quiz will cover these points:

  • Way of directly counting the number of bacteria in a sample
  • Downside of using cell mass determination
  • Enumeration of bacteria by measuring cellular activity

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of bacterial enumeration and how it's connected to the measurement of cellular activity
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the measurement of viable cell counts
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about an advantage of using turbidimetric measurements and the method for directly counting bacteria in a sample

Additional Learning

For more on counting bacteria, you can review the lesson entitled Bacterial Enumeration: Definition, Methods & Example. The following concepts will be studied in greater detail:

  • Different types of bacteria
  • Total cell counts
  • Example of cellular activities