Maximum specific growth rate

ianj ianj at
Fri Mar 2 07:13:22 EST 2001

What IS mu-max?
depends upon
    nutrient availability
even with the same organism

so you can only define mu under a particular set of conditions

At some temperature and medium formulation I suppose you DO get mu-max

But it is not a theoretical concept. It isn't a function of anything that
can be defined in an equation-
so why worry about it?

>Why then, do we not see the exponential equation in texts with mu-max in it
>instead of the ubiquitous mu?
>ie Xt=X0*e^(mu-max*t)

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