Engineering >> Chemical & Biomedical EngineeringUsing Gompertz Model to Compare the Growth Curve of Two Bacteriasby Mervyn Cedre
Submitted : Fall 2011 The typical growth curve for any bacteria has an Sshaped form, where N/N_{0} represents the ratio of number of bacteria to the initial population and t is the time. Several parameters are use in characterizing the growth curve: 1. The Asymptote A, which represents the ultimate value of ln N/N_{0} 2. The lag time t_{L} 3. The maximum specific growth rate. Gompertz model is the model that we will use to represent the growth curve: y = a. exp [exp (bct) = (ae^{e^ (bct)}) where a, b, and c are constants, which can be obtained by fitting data Related Links:
