Statistical analysis of the direct count method for enumerating bacteria

  • Kirchman D
  • Sigda J
  • Kapuscinski R
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Abstract

The direct count method for enumerating bacteria in natural environments is widely used. This paper analyzes the sources of variation contributed by the various levels of the method: subsamples, filters, and microscope fields. Based on a nested analysis of variance, we show that most of the variance (

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Authors

  • D. Kirchman

  • J. Sigda

  • R. Kapuscinski

  • R. Mitchell

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