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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 98-101

Application Of The Multiple-Tube Most Probable Number (MT-MPN) Method For Estimating The Reverse Mutation Frequency Of Mycobacterium Auxotrophs


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Multiple-tube most probable number (MT-MPN) method, a statistical method based on probability theory, has been used for estimating the reversion frequency of auxotrophic mutants of Mycobacterium fortuitum and M. Smegmatis. Reversion frequencies obtained by the MT-MPN method are compared with those obtained by the conventional plating method. Merits of the MT-MPN method over the plating method are discussed.






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