Microbial lag phases

John Gentile yjgent at home.com
Thu Sep 13 21:27:25 EST 2001


Maybe it doesn't like the media you put it in or the atmosphere is wrong for
the organism.

-- 
John Gentile                                    Rhode Island Apple Group
yjgent at home.com                                      President
 "I never make mistakes, I only have unexpected learning opportunities"

> From: "craig" <craig6109 at remove-this.yahoo.com>
> Organization: ntlworld News Service
> Newsgroups: sci.bio.microbiology,bionet.microbiology
> Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 22:45:12 +0100
> Subject: Microbial lag phases
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I've been given an assignment to calculate the lag phases of several
> microorganisms from graphs of their growth.
> 
> I don't have any problem with this, but what do I do if the organism begins
> to decline in numbers almost from time 0?  Do I assume there is no lag phase
> at all (as there is no increase in numbers), or can an organism have a
> negative lag phase?
> 
> Help!
> Craig
> 
> 




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