Bacterial Growth Curve Results
- This is a continuation of the growth curve experiments from 5 June 2009
- Data was entered into Excel, and the average OD as well as elapsed time computed.
- Scatter plot was plotted, and a line of best fit was added. This provided us with a way of "guesstimating" the elapsed time needed before reaching ODs of ~0.4 to 0.6.
- Results showed that the BW27783 cells grew fastest with a slope of 0.0038 OD/min. Full results are summarized below.
||Slope Value (in OD/min)
| BW27783||0.0038||y = 0.0038x + 0.0531||0.984
| DB3.1||0.0022||y = 0.0022x + 0.0845||0.9471
| DH5a||0.0025||y = 0.0025x + 0.0782||0.96908