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    Bacterial Growth Curve

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    Starting with four bacterial cells per milliliter in a rich nutrient medium, with a 1-hr lag phase and a 20-min generation time, how many cells with there be in 1L of this culture after 1 hour? After 2 hours? After 2 hours if one of the initial four cells was dead? Graph these growth curves with appropriate labels.

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    Hi there,

    please see the attached excel sheet for the graph and numbers - I have also attached the graph as a png file in case you do not have excel. As a quick explanation why after one hour there is still only 4 cells: "During lag phase, bacteria adapt ...

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