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Chapter 5 Slide - BIO 205 Chapter 5 Prokaryotic Growth and...

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Unformatted text preview: BIO 205 Chapter 5 Prokaryotic Growth and Prokaryotic Reproduction Most Prokaryotes Reproduce by Binary Fission A false color TEM of a cell of Bacillus licheniformis undergoing binary fission Prokaryotes Reproduce Asexually The generation (or doubling) time is the interval of time between successive binary fissions In pathogens, a shorter doubling time means a shorter incubation period of disease A Bacterial Growth Curve Illustrates the Dynamics of Growth During the lag phase, no cell division occurs while bacteria adapt to their new environment Exponential growth of the population occurs during the logarithmic (log) phase Human disease symptoms usually develop during the log phase When reproductive and death rates equalize, the population enters the stationary phase The accumulation of waste products and scarcity of resources causes the population to enter the decline (exponential death) phase Prokaryotic Growth When reproductive and death rates equalize, the population enters...
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Chapter 5 Slide - BIO 205 Chapter 5 Prokaryotic Growth and...

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