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Mutation rates?

Postby zhar2 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:31 pm

how do i work out mutation rates from colony counts of control and bacteria exposed to mutagen agents?
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Postby JackBean » Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:39 pm

Let's say, you get ~2 colonies per plate on control and ~100 colonies per plates on mutagen plates. So, the mutation rate has increased 50-times, didn't it?
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Re: Mutation rates?

Postby zhar2 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:44 pm

Right, Bit im sure there must be some way to gather a unit (like 2 mutarions per every 10000 divisions or so) im just asking becouse its for coursework and on the course book there isnt any info on mutation rates.
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Postby JackBean » Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:56 pm

http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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Re: Mutation rates?

Postby zhar2 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:19 pm

I've seen it, but i cant figure out how to fit my data into it.
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