log phase


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log phase

That portion of the bacterial growth curve at which bacteria are reproducing at an exponential rate.
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log phase

the exponential phase of growth in a bacterial culture. Plotting the log of the number of cells against time gives a straight line. See LOGARITHMIC SCALE and Fig. 213 .
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Isolates were inoculated into Luria Bertani (LB) broth (EMD Chemicals, Gobbstown, NJ) and incubated at 37[degrees]C shaking 200 rpm for 30 minutes in order to reach early log phase.