Surface colony growth in a controlled nutrient environment. I. The exponential law

J. C. Jones, B. F. Gray

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    Abstract

    An apparatus designed to study the growth rates of surface colonies in constant conditions, i.e. not affected by nutrient diffusion as in a closed Petri dish, is described. In contrast to classical experiments in closed systems, an exponential growth of colony radius is obtained for a period of more than 72 h. Nutrient concentration gradients are shown to be eliminated by analytical techniques.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)185-194
    Number of pages10
    JournalMicrobios
    Volume22
    Issue number89-90
    Publication statusPublished - 1978

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