Index for Measurement of Synchronization of Cell Populations

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Science  02 Mar 1962:
Vol. 135, Issue 3505, pp. 724
DOI: 10.1126/science.135.3505.724


An index for the estimation of synchronization in a microbial population is proposed and discussed. The index is equal to the fraction of cells that divide during a measured interval in excess of the fraction that would divide during random growth in the same interval.