# What is a specific growth rate?

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## What is a specific growth rate?

The specific growth rate period is defined as the rate of increase of biomass of a cell population per unit of biomass concentration. In the sigmoid curve it occurs between the lag and stationary phases where cell growth follows a straight-line equation as follows: ln F m = S g t + ln I m.

## What is difference between growth rate and specific growth rate?

If growth is not limited, doubling will continue at a constant rate so both the number of cells and the rate of population increase doubles with each consecutive time period. The slope of this line is the specific growth rate of the organism, which is a measure of the number of divisions per cell per unit time.

## What is the formula for the growth rate constant k?

The form P(t) = P0ekt is sometimes called the continuous exponential model. The constant k is called the continuous growth (or decay) rate. In the form P(t) = P0bt, the growth rate is r = b − 1. The constant b is sometimes called the growth factor.

## What is Ks in Monod equation?

Ks is the “half-velocity constant”—the value of [S] when μ/μmax = 0.5.

## What is the dilution rate?

The dilution rate is calculated by dividing the flow rate (how much media flows into the vessel per hour) by the culture volume. For example, using a volume of 300 ml a dilution rate of 0.1 means that 30 ml of media is added to the culture every hour.

## What is growth rate formula?

The formula used for the average growth rate over time method is to divide the present value by the past value, multiply to the 1/N power and then subtract one. “N” in this formula represents the number of years. [Growth rate = (Present value / Past value) 1/N – 1]

## How do you calculate the number of generations?

The rate of exponential growth of a bacterial culture is expressed as generation time, also the doubling time of the bacterial population. Generation time (G) is defined as the time (t) per generation (n = number of generations). Hence, G=t/n is the equation from which calculations of generation time (below) derive.

## How do you calculate specific growth rate?

Bacteria Specific Growth Rate (Monod) Calculator μ = μmax x (S/(Ks x S)). Maximum specific growth rate μmax in time-1, concentration of substrate in solution S in mass/unit volume & half velocity constant Ks in mass/unit volume are the key elements of this calculation.

## What are the 3 phases of bacterial growth?

Bacterial colonies progress through four phases of growth: the lag phase, the log phase, the stationary phase, and the death phase. The generation time, which varies among bacteria, is controlled by many environmental conditions and by the nature of the bacterial species.

## At what temperature does bacteria stop growth?

Food poisoning bacteria grow best at temperatures between 5°C and 60°C. This is called the Temperature Danger Zone. Keeping potentially hazardous foods cold (below 5°C) or hot (above 60°C) stops the bacteria from growing.