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You have performed a serial dilution of an unknown sample and counted 73 CFU on a countable plate that was marked at 10^-4 dilution and you used 0.1 mL to inoculate the plate. What is the population of the original sample?

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You have performed a serial dilution of an unknown sample and counted 73 CFU on a countable plate that was marked at 10^-4 dilution and you used 0.1 mL to inoculate the plate. What is the population of the original sample?

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Serial dilution is method of diluting a bacterial culture in succession. The process reduces the bacterial count present in the original stock culture. The bacterial count reduces in a logarithmic fashion if dilution factor is kept constant. It is done in order to get a uniform cell suspension. After dilution, a given vol...

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