Chapter 2.5.3 : Quality Control for Bacteriological Analyses

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Bacteriological analyses in environmental biology laboratories differ from those performed in their clinical counterparts in that quantitative results are commonly required.

Citation: Braun-Howland E. 2016. Quality Control for Bacteriological Analyses, p 2.5.3-1-2.5.3-3. In Yates M, Nakatsu C, Miller R, Pillai S (ed), Manual of Environmental Microbiology, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555818821.ch2.5.3
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