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Table 5 Criteria for multivariate optimization of individual responses

From: Experimental design for the optimization of propidium monoazide treatment to quantify viable and non-viable bacteria in piggery effluents

Matrix Response Target Lower limit Upper limit Weight Importance
Manure Δviable a Target = 0 0.2 1.6 1 3
  Δdead b Target =4.1 2.4 4.1 1 3
Lagoon Δviable Target = 0 0.1 1.2 1 3
  Δdead Target =3.4 1.2 3.4 1 3
  1. adifference between the number of cultivable cells and the number of cells measured by qPCR after PMA treatment
  2. bdifference between the number of cultivable cells (before heat treatment) and the number of cells measured by qPCR after PMA treatment