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