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Growth Curve Analysis System. Itís a way to share information, ideas,
and suggestions to make your research more productive. Please send your
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Discover a new mutation.
Researchers at Cornell University were surprised to discover a mutation
of a familiar organism that they did not know existed. When examining
the results of an overnight Bioscreen run, they saw a decline in the growth
curve followed by a rapid increase. Further examination revealed that
the organism had mutated to a new form. The unusual growth curve shape
that Bioscreen C plotted was the only way they could have observed this
Colored templates prevent errors.
University of Rochester Department of Oral Biology works with many variations
of sample additives in a single Bioscreen C run. It is easy to make a
mistake when filling the wells. To resolve this problem, a creative researcher
copied the plate map from the Bioscreen Users Manual, then color-coded
the wells to represent the different samples she was running. Then she
placed this color map under the honeycomb plate so she could easily visualize
which samples to place in each well. Problem solved!