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by Bob Murray
What is the life expectancy for the descendants of a single bacterial cell under ideal or stressful conditions?
Posted on February 28, 2008 at 01:03 PM in Talmudic Questions, Teachers Corner | Permalink
Well, wouldn't it depend on whether or not endospores are considered progeny? If endospores are progeny, and the bacterium produces endospores, then the "progeny" of this one single bacterium can survive for centuries! (Especially if it is encrusted in amber and then germinated 500 years in the future.)
Autumn Cochrane |
June 25, 2008 at 05:57 PM
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