Growth of Single Celled Organisms

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    • #12072
      Kimmy2
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      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?

    • #93992
      JackBean
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      Some conditional non-lethal mutation? Do you know, what mutant that was?

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      canalon
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    • #94016
      kolean
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      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.

    • #94107
      Kimmy2
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      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…

    • #94145
      JackBean
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      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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