###### Asked in Science, Infectious Diseases, Genetics

Science

Infectious Diseases

Genetics

# How long does it take a single bacterium to divide?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### 04/03/2010

A bacterium will undergo a splitting process called binary
fission about 20 minutes after it is first formed. This time varies
depending on the type of bacteria.

it depends on the generation time of that particular
bacterium

Many divide around six times a day.

## Related Questions

###### Asked in Microbiology

### How does a certain bacterium divide every 30 min to get 1000 bacteria?

It will take you 5 hours to get over 1,000 dats what i
know

Read More

###### Asked in Genetics

### How many hours will it take to get more than 100 cells from a single bacterium cell?

My stardoll is AlexisIsHere heart my yb and add me

Read More

###### Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Infectious Diseases, Cholera

### How long does it take for the Vibrio Cholerae bacterium to reproduce?

It
usually takes 15-20 minutes to reproduce asexually.

Read More

###### Asked in Cancer

### How long does it take for an animal cell to divide?

For an animal cell to divide it can take 24 hours for 1 cell to
turn into 2 cells. The process for animal cells to divide is
meiosis and mitosis.
...

Read More

###### Asked in Driving Times

### How long would it take to drive that distance?

Divide the distance by the rate.

Read More

###### Asked in Genetics

### How long does it take for a cell to divide?

In most mammals it takes almost 24 hours for a cell to divide.
With species with shorter life spans it can take as little as 5-8
hours for the cell to divide.
...

Read More

###### Asked in Alcoholism

### How long does it take an adult to completely break down from a single drink?

What do you mean? Do you mean " how long does it take an adult
to completely break down (metabolize) a single drink?"
...

Read More

###### Asked in Genetics

### What evidence suggests that not all cells in your body divide at the same rate?

Nerve cells can take approx. 60 years to divide
Red Blood cells can take approx. 120 days to divide.
White Blood cells can take 1 day to 10 years.
Platelet cells take about 6 days to divide.
Cancer cells don't take very long to divide.
...

Read More

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Algebra

### At 1 mile per second how long does it take totravel 1000000 miles?

It would take 1,000,000 seconds. Divide that by 60 and the
answer will be in Minutes. Divide that answer by 60 and the answer
will be in Hours.
...

Read More

###### Asked in Animated TV Series, Cartoons

### How long does it take to make an anime?

An anime series can be in development for as long as a year and
a single episode may take as long as a month to produce .
...

Read More

###### Asked in Distances and Travel Times, Trains and Railroads

### How long did it take for the train to travel at a speed of 25.0km with 15 cars?

Take the distance and divide by the speed of the train. That is
how long it took for the train to travel.
...

Read More

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic

### How long does it take to travel 39 miles?

That depends on the speed. Divide the distance by the speed.

Read More

###### Asked in Algebra

### How long does it take to drive 930km if you travel at 120km an hour?

Divide the distance by the speed.

Read More

###### Asked in Fuel Economy and Mileage, Math and Arithmetic, Driving Times

### How long does it take to drive 400 miles at 90 mph?

Divide the distance by the speed.

Read More

###### Asked in Fuel Economy and Mileage, Math and Arithmetic, Driving Times

### How long does it take to drive 146 miles at 80 mph?

Divide the distance by the speed.

Read More

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Road Distance, Driving Times

### How many hours is 100 miles?

You need to know the speed, to see how long it will take you to
travel that distance. Once you know the speed, divide the distance
by the speed, to get the time.
You need to know the speed, to see how long it will take you to
travel that distance. Once you know the speed, divide the distance
by the speed, to get the time.
You need to know the speed, to see how long it will take you to
travel...

Read More

###### Asked in Drama and Acting

### How long would it take to watch every single friends episode?

it would take 7020 minutes to watch every single friends
episode.

Read More

###### Asked in Airports

### How long does a airport runway need to be for a single engine plane?

long enough to take off

Read More

###### Asked in Fuel Economy and Mileage, Math and Arithmetic, Driving Times

### How long does it take to drive 177 miles going 70mph?

About two and a half hours. Take 177 and divide it by 70.

Read More

###### Asked in Science, Bacteria

### How long does it take for most bacteria to divide?

It would depend on the type of bacteria. Some such as E.
coli can divide into four cells in 20 minutes.
...

Read More

###### Asked in CT Scanning

### How long does a pet scan take?

A full body PET scan can take 30 to 45 minutes. A scan of a
single lamp or a single organ can take as little as 10 minutes.
...

Read More

###### Asked in Fuel Economy and Mileage, Math and Arithmetic

### How long will it take travelling 400 miles at 60 mph?

400 divide by 60 walla

Read More

###### Asked in Exercise

### How long does it take to walk 210 miles?

Divide 210 miles by the speed and the answer will be the time it
takes.

Read More

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic

### How long does it take to travel 140 miles at 55 mph?

2.55hours. Divide 140 by 55.

Read More