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Asked • 07/23/19

Can someone explain the color-changing unit (CCU) to me?

I've been physically carrying out serial tenfold dilutions on samples of Ureaplasma to work out the color-changing units (CCU). As a definition, the CCU is the highest dilution at which there is a color change. If the highest dilution is 10^3, apparently that means that there are 10^3 cells per ml in the original sample. But this is what I do not understand. How are we sure of this? I feel like there is a lot that I am missing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Jonathan W. answered • 07/24/19

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