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Microbial lag phases

craig craig6109 at remove-this.yahoo.com
Thu Sep 13 16:45:12 EST 2001


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?


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