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Stress: a factor to be considered in heterotrophic microorganism enumeration from aquatic environments.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4595964     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Heterotrophic microorganisms in water samples are susceptible to the transient stress of warmed agar used in the standard methods pour plate procedure, causing significantly decreased recoveries in comparison with a spread plate technique. Microbial starvation can increase susceptibility to a transient warming stress. The standard plate count procedure, as presently described, should not be considered for quantitation of microorganisms from aquatic environments.
D A Klein; S Wu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied microbiology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0003-6919     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Microbiol     Publication Date:  1974 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1974-06-17     Completed Date:  1974-06-17     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605802     Medline TA:  Appl Microbiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  429-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bacteria / isolation & purification*,  metabolism
Bacteriological Techniques*
Cell Count
Escherichia coli / isolation & purification,  metabolism
Fresh Water
Hot Temperature*
Time Factors
Water Microbiology*
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