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Philip Kaloki
Apr 11

Distinguish total and viable count?

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Total count refers to the total number of microorganisms present in a sample, including both living (viable) and dead cells. Viable count, on the other hand, refers to the number of living, viable microorganisms present in a sample that are capable of reproducing and forming colonies under suitable conditions. Viable count is often considered more important in microbiological analysis as it provides a more accurate representation of the potential for microbial growth and activity.

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