T4 Immunity

What data supports/refutes the following hypothesis: Bacteria can become resistant to T4 Phages.? Also which of the following does the data support: Acquired Immunity or Random and how does the data support this one over the other?

After looking at our plates in lab, I know that the E.coli mutated randomly because there was bacteria on the plates and they weren't exposed to the T4 phages long enough to mutate as a result of the T4 phages. -Brianna Carter

The results of the T4 experiment indicate that, firstly, E. coli can become resistant to the T4 bacteriophages, and secondly, that this resistance occurs through random mutations. -Jamie Maguire

The results of the first experiment are E.coli mutated randomly to T4 phages. In order to conclude that all E.coli are mutated randomly to T4 Phages, I think we must replicate the experiment a few more time. If the result are all the same then we can conclude that all E.coli are mututed to T4phages randomly.
-Hoa Le

After running a test for statistical significance on the data from all sections it was found that there is a .999999999999999883 probability that the resistance to the T4 phages occured at random. This was becasue there was much more variability in the number of colonies between the tubes and the flask.
-Briana DIetrich

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