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Bacterial population growth rate linked to how individual cells control their size


March 22, 2019

Physicists at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a model that describes how individual parameters, like the variability in growth and the timing of cell division, can influence population dynamics in bacteria. Progress in this new field of study, which sits at the interface of math, physics and biology, can help researchers better understand how individual-level metrics connect to population-level changes. Full Story

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