Microbial procedure: Aerobic plate count
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The aerobic plate count provides an estimate of the number of viable microorganisms in the food according to the medium used and the time and temperature incubation. Presented in the paper is the aerobic plate count procedure using the spread plate method. The culture media, apparatus, sample preparation, and the detailed procedures and the calculation of aerobic plate count are also provided in the paper.
Lim, P. Y. (1987). Aerobic plate count. In H. Hasegawa (Ed.), Laboratory Manual on Analytical Methods and Procedures for Fish and Fish Products (pp. E-2.1-E-2.3). Singapore: Marine Fisheries Research Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.