The Slow Growth Movement – Or Why Microbiologists May Have Been Doing it All Wrong

For decades, thousands of researchers around the world have spent their professional careers studying the inner workings of microorganisms – their genetic predispositions, their responses to different conditions, their rates of growth and activity. But what if the premise was all wrong? Lab-based work almost always involves single species studies done in rich medium that enables exponential growth, where doubling rates are limited not by food or specific nutrients but by the organism’s inner

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