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Spiral plate count method for the examination of raw and pasteurized milk.

By C B Donnelly, J E Gilchrist, J T Peeler and J E Campbell


The spiral plate count method (SPLPC) was compared with the standard plate count (SPC) method by examining 201 samples of raw and pasteurized milk. Although the means of the two methods differed significantly at alpha = 0.01,the difference was less than 10% and was not considered to be of any practical importance. The pooled replicate variances of both methods were less than 0.003, indicating good agreement between duplicate plates, with the variance of the SPLPC slightly less than that of the SPC. We believe this study indicates that the SPLPC could be substituted for the SPC in the bacteriological examination of milk

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1976
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:169999
Provided by: PubMed Central
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