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Modeling More Mold


How do we determine the pace of fungal growth on a limited substrate? Our medium here, a piece of white bread, provides easily observable data. Using digital cameras and image analysis tools, we can quantify the rate of growth and determine the mathematical functions that explain it. The application of mathematics to simple biology problems introduces students to some important tools for more in depth analyses.

  • quantify the effects of nutrient availability on microbial growth rates using visualization tools in the lab


Topic(s): Growth


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Resources:

Modeling More Mold.pdf
Mold Lab Procedures.pdf
Mold_Growth_Models.xls
Photographic Data Sets

   
   

 

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