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bacterial growth

Give at least three reasons why a bacterial colony does not grow an infinite size, or at least fill the confines of the Petri plate.

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3 reasons why a baceterial colony does not grow in infinite size in a petri plate

1) Nutrient exhaustion (there are a limited amount of resources in a Petri plate)
2) It reaches an equilibrium between cell division (growth) and death - the bacteria will poison themselves as they grow and emit waste product
3) There is a limited amount of space in the Petri dish, and there are places in this biosphere that are not well suited for bacterial growth

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Upload Date: 6/21/2017

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