From a microscopic image of a microorganism to the mathematical model of its growth
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The examples of the application of the data obtained from digital processing and analysis of bacteria, yeasts and filamentous fungi microscopic images for the purpose of formulating of segregated (morphologically structured) and population models of their growth are presented in this article. In case of non- or insignificantly differentiating microorganisms, such as bacteria or yeasts, the digital analysis of their images is relatively simple and the application of the obtained data is not very troublesome. In this case, the complicated, from the point of view of morphology, mathematical models are rarely formulated. But in case of filamentous microorganisms, due to complicated structures which are developed in their cultivation, the mathematical description of their growth without data which are obtained from image analysis, is at least not full, unless false.
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M. Bizukojc, Katedra Inzynierii Bioprocesowej, Politechnika Lodzka, ul. Wolczanska 213/215, 93-005 Lodz, Poland