11. Quantifying Microorganisms and their Activity

  1. David A. Vaccari1,
  2. Peter F. Strom2 and
  3. James E. Alleman3

Published Online: 3 OCT 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471741795.ch11

Environmental Biology for Engineers and Scientists

Environmental Biology for Engineers and Scientists

How to Cite

Vaccari, D. A., Strom, P. F. and Alleman, J. E. (2005) Quantifying Microorganisms and their Activity, in Environmental Biology for Engineers and Scientists, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471741795.ch11

Author Information

  1. 1

    Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

  2. 2

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

  3. 3

    Iowa State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 OCT 2005
  2. Published Print: 14 OCT 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471722397

Online ISBN: 9780471741794

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Keywords:

  • microbial composition;
  • determining microbial biomass;
  • continuous culture systems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Microbial Composition and Stoichiometry

  • Microscopy

  • Sampling, Storage, and Preparation

  • Determining Microbial Biomass

  • Counts of Microorganism Numbers

  • Measuring Microbial Activity

  • Growth

  • Problems

  • References