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17: Bacterial Growth and Energy Production

Bacterial growth is the asexual reproduction, or cell division, of a bacterium into two daughter cells, which if surviving results in exponential growth of the bacterial population.

Thumbnail: Scanning electron microscope image of Vibrio cholerae bacteria, which infect the digestive system. Image used with permission (Public Domain; T.J. Kirn, M.J. Lafferty, C.M.P Sandoe and R.K. Taylor).

Contributors

  • Dr. Gary Kaiser (COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY, CATONSVILLE CAMPUS)