TABLE 1.

Ranges and 95% CIs of colony counts, hematocytometer counts, and spectrophotometrical OD530s

SpeciesConidium diam (μm)Colony count (106 CFU/ml)Hematocytometer count (106 CFU/ml)OD530ICCarb
Range95% CIRange95% CIRange95% CI
Aspergillus furnigatus 2.5-3.01.17-6.132.40-3.311.70-5.02.93-3.580.04-1.060.06-0.200.36−0.088
Aspergillus terreus 1.5-2.51.65-7.012.60-3.572.32-5.703.26-3.950.05-0.250.08-0.110.520.455
Aspergillus flavus 3.50.36-3.171.30-1.891.0-4.302.10-2.800.06-0.380.13-0.180.690.824
Aspergillus niger 3.5-5.00.93-5.771.75-2.551.50-4.802.25-2.970.09-1.150.26-0.460.610.437
    Total1.5-5.00.36-7.012.20-2.651.0-5.702.80-3.170.04-1.150.15-0.220.730.083
  • a Between colony and hematocytometer counts.

  • b Pearson coefficient between colony counts and optical density values.