Most Probable Number method

Patrick Druggan Patrick.Druggan at
Sat Sep 16 08:11:52 EST 2000

I use this method to enumerate the effect of different culture conditions on
the recovery of injured Salmonella spp.

I do the counts in 96-well plates and use a software program to give me the
MPN and the confidence intervals.

"Michael Witty" <mw132 at> wrote in message
news:Pine.SGI.3.96.1000915162730.5786164A-100000 at
> Does this method still get used?  It is where a serial dilution of
> bacteria is made and the point at which growth stops happening is compared
> to statistical table to estimate a concentration of cfu/ml.
> If anyone has a manual with the relevant statistical tables I would be
> glad to know about it.  Mike.

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