Doubling time in the laboratory

Value 140 hours
Organism Bacteria Syntrophobacter fumaroxidans
Reference Gibson B, Wilson DJ, Feil E, Eyre-Walker A. The distribution of bacterial doubling times in the wild. Proc Biol Sci. 2018 Jun 13 285(1880). pii: 20180789. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0789 p.1 2nd paragraphPubMed ID29899074
Primary Source [1] Harmsen HJ, Van Kuijk BL, Plugge CM, Akkermans AD, De Vos WM, Stams AJ. Syntrophobacter fumaroxidans sp. nov., a syntrophic propionate-degrading sulfate-reducing bacterium. Int J Syst Bacteriol. 1998 Oct48 Pt 4: 1383-7 DOI: 10.1099/00207713-48-4-1383PubMed ID9828440
Comments P.1 2nd paragraph: "The bacterium Escherichia coli can divide every 20 min in the laboratory under aerobic, nutrient-rich conditions. But how often does it divide in its natural environment in the gut, under anaerobic conditions where it probably spends much of its time close to starvation? And what do [investigators] make of a bacterium, such as Syntrophobacter fumaroxidans, which only doubles in the laboratory every 140 h [primary source]. Does this reflect a slow doubling time (DT) in the wild, or [their] inability to provide the conditions under which it can replicate rapidly?"
Entered by Uri M
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