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    In Meselson and Stahl's experiment, it says that "Bacterial cells were grown in N15 for 14 generations." Does that mean Bacteria has reproduced 14 times or what? What does generation exactly mean in this context?
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    (Original post by FluffyCherry)
    In Meselson and Stahl's experiment, it says that "Bacterial cells were grown in N15 for 14 generations." Does that mean Bacteria has reproduced 14 times or what? What does generation exactly mean in this context?
    Yep the bacteria were allowed to reproduce 14 times whilst in the N15 isotope.
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    In Meselson and Stahl's experiment, it says that "Bacterial cells were grown in N15 for 14 generations." Does that mean Bacteria has reproduced 14 times or what? What does generation exactly mean in this context?
    Yes. You have the original bacterial cells which are left to divide, after the first division you have the 2nd generation of those bacterial cells and so on!
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    (Original post by beyknowles2)
    Yes. You have the original bacterial cells which are left to divide, after the first division you have the 2nd generation of those bacterial cells and so on!
    Ooh, I see. Thaanx!!
 
 
 
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