Wednesday 23 March 2016

Growth curves

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Bacterial growth curves never look like they are in the textbooks as sick bacteria are the worst patients.
Fitness is possibly one of the top three buzzwords in evolutionary biology. It encompasses the more subtle effects that lie between death or growth. However, measuring fitness via growth rates is easier say than done. Especially since auxotrophs and bradytrophs have quirkier behaviours than prototrophs.