cheap probe to detect log growth

Michael Witty mw132 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Sat Dec 2 10:36:52 EST 2000


Dear All, I am convinced there must be a better way of finding the log
phase of growth (for example of a conical flask of E. coli) than
repeatedly taking 1ml samples and putting them in a spec.

     My ambition is to have a cheap detector with a probe consisting of a
light source and photoresistor which can be dangled into my flask and
record data continuously.

     But I am a biologist not an electrical engineer.  Does anyone share
my ambition?  Or know how I can make this happen?  Mike.






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