2,3,5-Triphenyltetrazolium chloride (TTC) as electron acceptor of culturable soil bacteria, fungi and actinomycetes

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Dehydrogenase assays based on the reduction of 2,3,5- triphenyltetrazolium chloride (TTC) to the creaming red-coloured formazan (TPF), have been used to determine microbial activity in soil. By spraying TTC on culturable microbial colonies, whose growth was induced by applying glucose, we observed that from 72 to 100% of the bacterial and actinomycetes… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00374-003-0600-y

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@article{PraveenKumar2003235TriphenyltetrazoliumC, title={2,3,5-Triphenyltetrazolium chloride (TTC) as electron acceptor of culturable soil bacteria, fungi and actinomycetes}, author={Praveen-Kumar and J. C. Tarafdar}, journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils}, year={2003}, volume={38}, pages={186-189} }