Vegetative growth rates did not differ. The eight strains did not differ in their vegetative growth. We counted the number of cells/plate every three hours between 27 and 39 hours after plating spores. To linearize the exponential growth data, we calculated the ln(number of cells per plate).
Saxer et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010 10:76 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-76