When you complete this set of modules you should be able to:
- Explain what is meant by ‘exponential growth’ and generation (doubling) time
- Explain why logarithms are used to plot bacterial growth curves
- Describe the phases of growth in a bacterial culture
2: Build the basic growth equation
3: Draw exponential growth
4: How long until 1 million bacteria?
5: All we need now is data
6: Looking at data
7: Log transformation straightens out exponential growth
8: Do ALL curves get "straightened" by taking the log?
9: Phases of bacterial growth
10: A test for exponential growth
11: And the answer is...
12: To recap
13: Some more practice
14: Extended problem: Exponential growth ends