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Colony Count, Microbial MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Colony Count, Microbial
Tree Number(s)
E01.370.225.875.220
E05.200.875.220
Unique ID
D015169
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015169
Annotation
coordinate NIM with organism /‌growth or /‌isol (IM) as appropriate
Scope Note
Enumeration by direct count of viable, isolated bacterial, archaeal, or fungal CELLS or SPORES capable of growth on solid CULTURE MEDIA. The method is used routinely by environmental microbiologists for quantifying organisms in AIR; FOOD; and WATER; by clinicians for measuring patients' microbial load; and in antimicrobial drug testing.
Entry Term(s)
Agar Dilution Count
Colony Forming Units Assay, Microbial
Colony Forming Units Assays, Microbial
Colony-Forming Units Assay, Microbial
Fungal Count
Pour Plate Count
Spore Count
Spread Plate Count
Streak Plate Count
Previous Indexing
Bacteriological Techniques (1967-1988)
Microbiological Techniques (1978-1988)
See Also
Microbial Viability
Parasite Load
Public MeSH Note
89
History Note
89
Date Established
1989/01/01
Date of Entry
1988/04/08
Revision Date
2011/06/24
Colony Count, Microbial Preferred
Fungal Count Narrower
Streak Plate Count Narrower
Spore Count Narrower
Spread Plate Count Narrower
Agar Dilution Count Narrower
Pour Plate Count Narrower
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