Bacterial growth curve and its significance

Bacterial growth curve

When a broth culture is inoculated with a small bacterial inoculum, the population size of the bacteria increases showing a classical pattern. When plotted on a graph, a distinct curve is obtained referred to as the bacterial growth curve. Method of Obtaining Bacterial Growth Curve A population growth curve for any particular species of bacterium may be determined by growing a …

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Bacterial Growth Curve Protocol

Bacterial Growth Curve

When fresh liquid medium is inoculated with a given number of bacteria and incubated for sufficient period of time, it gives a characteristic growth pattern of bacteria. If the bacterial population is measured periodically and log of number of viable bacteria is plotted in a graph against time, it gives a characteristic growth curve which is known as growth curve. Measuring …

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