Bacterial Growth and Division - Research Article from World of Microbiology and Immunology

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The growth and division of bacteria is the basis of the increase of bacterial colonies in the laboratory, such as colony formation on agar in a liquid growth medium, in natural settings, and in infections.

A population of bacteria in a liquid medium is referred to as a culture. In the laboratory, where growth conditions of temperature, light intensity, and nutrients can be made ideal for the bacteria, measurements of the number of living bacteria typically reveals four stages, or phases, of growth, with respect to time. Initially, the number of bacteria in the population is low. Often the bacteria are also adapting to the environment. This represents the lag phase of growth. Depending on the health of the bacteria, the lag phase may be short or long. The latter occurs if the bacteria are damaged or have just been recovered from...

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