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Asked Feb 20, 2019

2. Staphylococcus aureus divides every 20 minutes. A culture begins with 10 bacterial cells.
a) After 5 hours, how many generations have occurred
b) After 5 hours, how many bacteria are present?

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Staphylococcus aureus is round shaped gram-positive bacteria. Cell division in bacteria occurs mitotically. In mitotic cell division, the cell divides into two daughter cells. In this division, the parent cells and daughter cells resemble each other.

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a) Calculations of total number of divisions in 5 hours are given below.

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b) Calculations of total number of bacteria...

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