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KLETT units?

PMacklon macklon at acs.ucalgary.ca
Wed Jul 27 19:41:15 EST 1994


In article <1994Jul27.105748.1 at ulys.unil.ch>, mpagni at ulys.unil.ch wrote:

> Hello
> 
> I am comparing bacterial growth curves from the litterature and I wonder about 
> biomass measurements in KLETT units? What is the definition of these (old) 
> units and what is the relationship with nephelometric density or optical 
> density.
> 
> Any information would be grrrreeeaaatly appreciated 
> 
> 
> Marco PAGNI
> Institut de Genetique et de Biologie Microbienne
> Lausanne
> Switzerland
> 
> MPGANI at IGBM.UNIL.CH 

Klett units = OD divided by two with decimal point eliminated.  Thus:

250 KU = OD 0.500

These machines never die!!
Peter
U of C



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