Common inoculum size for minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) determination

Range 10^4 - 10^5 cfu
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Liu YQ, Zhang YZ, Gao PJ. Novel concentration-killing curve method for estimation of bactericidal potency of antibiotics in an in vitro dynamic model. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2004 Oct48(10):3884-91. p.3887 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID15388449
Primary Source Mouton, J. W. 2002. Breakpoints: current practice and future perspectives. Int. J. Antimicrob. Agents 19: 323–331.PubMed ID11978503
Comments "The inoculum size for MBC determination is commonly 10^4 to 10^5 CFU, which is difficult to count in a plate (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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