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Growth of Single Celled Organisms

Post by Kimmy2 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:21 pm

I have been curious about this question presented in class today, and I was wondering about the solution. I was told that a mutant strain of a type of protist grows poorly at normal temperatures, but much better in cooler temperatures. Normally, growth is expected to be faster at warmer temperatures. How would you explain this situation?

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Post by JackBean » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:51 am

Some conditional non-lethal mutation? Do you know, what mutant that was?
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Post by canalon » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:44 pm

Patrick

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Post by kolean » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:09 am

LOL!

Was that hard?

That was the comment that made me laugh. Kind of rude for Google to put that in after only 2 steps, but then again, maybe typing in the question could be hard for somebody.

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Post by Kimmy2 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:58 am

It's not the mutation we were supposed to focus on, though. I think he was telling us to note the membrane and enzymes and how those affect the strange growth...

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Post by JackBean » Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:31 am

If only the mutant grows, as you write, than it is about the mutation.

Or maybe some organism, which like cold? The opposite of thermofillic ;)
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