Open Access Repository

Two implications of common models of microbial growth

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Brown, SC (2007) Two implications of common models of microbial growth. ANZIAM Journal, 49. C230-C242. ISSN 1446-1811

[img]
Preview
PDF
3887.pdf | Download (486kB)

Abstract

Analysis of a generalised growth equation shows that both the maximum growth rate of a microbial culture and the duration of the lag phase are related to each other and to the maximum growth. Similar relationships apply to growth expressions, such as the logistic and Gompertz models, that are special cases of the generalised model. Moreover, the same relationships are observed qualitatively in measurements of the growth of Salmonella species. These results may allow the characterisation of microbial growth with fewer parameters than is usually the case and imply the likelihood of a fundamental physiological interdependence between maximum growth rate, the duration of the lag time and the maximum growth.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: ANZIAM Journal
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Page Range: C230-C242
ISSN: 1446-1811
Additional Information:

Open Journal Systems
http://pkp.sfu.ca/?q=ojs

Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 14:11
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:33
Item Statistics: View statistics for this item

Actions (login required)

Item Control Page Item Control Page
TOP