5: All we need now is data

clockAll we need now is some experimental data

We know that bacterial populations grow exponentially (Nt = N0 2n), and we know how many are likely to infect Matt (1 million), and we even know how many generations it will take to get to that number (about 20 generations) but what we don’t know is… how fast are the generations? Or, put another way, what is the doubling time?

So, how fast do Vibrio populations double? Let’s order up some data!