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XLV.—The Rate of Multiplication of Micro-organisms: A Mathematical Study

  • A. G. McKendrick (a1) and M. Kesava Pai (a1)

1. The rate of multiplication of fast-growing micro-organisms is proportional to the number of organisms, and to the concentration of foodstuff.

2. The initial rate of multiplication affords a factor of comparison both of efficiency for media and of reproductive properties of organisms.

3. Vaccines may be prepared in large quantities on the basis that a maximum number of organisms is attained to, this maximum being dependent on the concentration of nutriment, and independent of the amount of culture inoculated.

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Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • ISSN: 0370-1646
  • EISSN: 2059-9153
  • URL: /core/journals/proceedings-of-the-royal-society-of-edinburgh
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