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ISRN Microbiology
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 834054, 4 pages
Research Article

Physiological Constants of the Entomopathogenic Bacterium Xenorhabdus nematophila Determined by Microbial Growth Kinetics

Sartorius Stedim Biotechnology Laboratory, Biotechnology Research and Training Center, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC 28372-1510, USA

Received 28 February 2014; Accepted 8 April 2014; Published 23 April 2014

Academic Editors: G. Koraimann, S. J. Suh, and X. Yu

Copyright © 2014 Rinu Kooliyottil et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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