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Rights: Bearwhiz410 Published 25 March 2014 Size: 24 KB Referencing Hub media

Scientists often grow E. coli (and other bacteria) in flasks within an incubator. Culturing in flasks produces large numbers of individual E. coli cells. To help the bacteria grow as fast as possible, the flasks are shaken constantly (to keep air circulating within the culture) and the temperature is controlled.