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Assume that after washing your hands, you leave ten bacteria cells on a new bar of soap. You then decide to do a plate count of the soap after it was left in the soap dish for 24 hours. You dilute 1g of the soap 1:106 and plate it on standard plate count agar. After 24 hours of incubation, there are 168 colonies. How many bacteria were on the soap? How did they get there?
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Q) Assume that after washing your hands, you leave ten bacteria cells on a new
bar of soap. You then decide to do a plate count of the soap after it was left in the...