How many bacteria in a colony?

Tom Knight tk at suspiria.ai.mit.edu
Mon Oct 15 21:28:58 EST 2001


This all sounds right, except that 2^30 is nearer a billion than a million.

"Emir Khatipov" <khatipovNO at NOuchicago.edu> writes:
> The colony was one cell at the beginning. If you grew the culture for ~10
> h.on LB without antibiotic  => assume that cells divide every 20 min => your
> cells had 30 division cycles => there is 2^30 = 1048576 cells in a colony.




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