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A bacterial plasmid replicated at the same rate as the bacteria. If a bacteria containing a recombinant plasmid replicates and divides once every thirty minutes, calculate the number of plasmid copies there will be after twenty four hours:

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1plasmid copy30mins=x1440mins\dfrac{1\text{plasmid copy}}{30 mins} = \dfrac{x}{1440mins}

30 x = 1440 plasmid/min

x=48 plasmid copies\fbox{x=48 plasmid copies}

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