death phase


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death phase

In cellular biology, the period that begins when cells in culture exhaust their nutrient supply and begin to die.
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after their use, it was not possible to establish when bacteria entered the death phase.
2 [micro]g/g dry weight artemisinin throughout the period from day 16 to day 32 while experiencing exhaustion of sucrose as carbon source in the medium and the impending death phase.