The substances were evaluated individually for total colony counts
, hygiene indicator organisms, pathogenic organisms, and levels of aflatoxin.
The bacterial colony count
were noted and the colonies were identified using standard microbiological techniques.
per solution per time interval for S.
The colony counts
in air cultures collected 10 cm, 50 cm, and 100 cm away from the endotracheal intubation site in the open suctioning group were significantly greater than the counts in the closed suctioning group (colony-forming units [CFU]/plate: 72.3 [+ or -] 142.4, 57.8 [+ or -] 144.9 and 15.7 [+ or -] 26.2 vs.
In our study, a high median microbial colony count
[median 10.5 (IQR 3-16.8) colony forming units (CFU)/[cm.sup.2]] was detected (Figure 1).
On modified humic acid agar, colony count
of actinobacteria in lichen sample from elevation of 2614 m was significantly more than those of other elevations (P<0.05).
Quantitative (Colony Count
Method and XTT Assay) Assessment of Biofilms.
Aerobic Colony Count
. The test sample was prepared in the same way that they were prepared for aerobic and anaerobic spore-formers count.
Mean colony count
for control in this study was within the range of counts measured in studies 1-3, suggesting that the chosen bacterial load appropriately mimicked the other studies.
In contrast, a manual colony count
, the most common method for quantifying the number of stem cells or progenitors in a given sample, is highly variable.
Variable Mold Colony Count
(CFU/[m.sup.3]) <4000 >4000 Frequency Frequency (%) N=77 (%) N=77 Utilized Cleaning Method (P-0.0033 *) Water 15 (19.48%) 4 (5.19%) Soap, and Water 15 (19.48%) 9 (11.69%) Soap, Disinfectant, and Water 33 (42.86%) 1 (1.30%) Legend: *--Computed P-value using Chi-Square Analysis