I do not know whether T can fully satisfy you with this answer.
The rate of any biochemical reaction is dependent [and mostly proportional] to
the concentration of the substrate. So, this answers your 10 fold dilution
The 10 fold higher may negatively affect due to its osmotic pressure.
However, recently I have come across some work [unpublished] wherein the
organisms show opt growth rates at 1/100 - 1/1000 dilution of media containing
1% glucose. The ongoing work suggests that these may be totally new species
not cultivated so far!
Dr. Abhay Shendye
Sheinach Dunn wrote:
> Could someone please tell me the answer and where I can verify it for the
> following question:
>> Explain why growth of many bacteria would be negatively affected both by a
> 10-fold increase and a 10-fold decrease for a 4% glucose concentration
>> Starvation and inhibition are the two reasons I came up with but I don't
> know where to look to verify or discount my answers.
>> please reply to ratz at clear.net.nz