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From: Incorporating prior knowledge improves detection of differences in bacterial growth rate

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The inferred growth rate, μ max, is more precisely defined than the lag time associated h 0. Boxplots for the coefficient of variation (c v = standard deviation/mean) for all parameters, calculated from the results of performing the Bayesian analysis using the 4 parameter model of Baranyi and Roberts over the entire database of growth curves from the ComBase database. Here the noise level, σ, is inferred for each curve. Whiskers show the minimum and maximum of the results in each case. Over the database, we find that the inferred growth rate, μ max, is the most precisely defined when comparing to h 0=λ μ max (where λ is the lag time)

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