Volume : II, Issue : IX, September - 2013

The Great Plate Count Anomaly and the Unculturable Bacteria

Dharmesh Harwani

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The term ‘unculturable’ is used to describe bacteria that are not grown on artificial media till date and thus these are referred as unculturables. We do not have sufficient biological information to culture these bacteria in vitro. These microscopic cells are considered to be dead and therefore would never grow posed the anomaly without classifying them. In fact, many of these cells were shown to be metabolically active, even though they were not able to grow on laboratory media.  

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Dharmesh Harwani The Great Plate Count Anomaly and the Unculturable Bacteria International Journal of Scientific Research, Vol : 2, Issue : 9 September 2013


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