Schematic representation of the GFP dilution experiment. Expression of GFP is induced with HSL. After the cells have accumulated GFP the inducer is removed by collecting the cells by centrifugation and placing in fresh (or conditioned) medium. In growing cells (A) the amount of GFP decreases with each cell division. In non-growing cells (B) the amount of GFP remains constant.
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