What is the purpose of enumeration media? A quick and efficient method of estimating the number of bacteria in a liquid medium is to measure the turbidity or cloudiness of a culture and translate this measurement into cell numbers. This method of enumeration is fast and is usually preferred when a large number of cultures are to be counted.
What is the purpose of bacterial enumeration? To determine rates of microbial growth and death, it is necessary to enumerate microorganisms, that is, to determine their numbers. It is also often essential to determine the number of microorganisms in a given sample.