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Research Article: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis in Microbiology

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Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis in Microbiology

Various techniques have been devised to permit the analysis of the structure and function of microorganisms. Some techniques are qualitative in their intent. That is, they provide a "yes or no" answer. Other techniques are quantitative in their intent. These techniques provide numerical information about a sample.

Assessing the growth of a bacterial sample provides examples of both types of analysis techniques. An example of a qualitative technique would be the growth of a bacterial sample on a solid growth medium, in order to solely assess whether the bacteria in the sample are living or dead. An example of a quantitative technique is the use of that solid growth media to calculate the actual number of living bacteria in a sample.

Microscopic observation of microorganisms can reveal a wealth of qualitative information. The observation of a suspension of...

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