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How can organisms that dont use starch grow on a starch agar plate?
Another organism on the starch agar plate breaks down the starch into smaller sugars, and the starch intolerant organism in turn competes for the smaller sugars. [ As a result, you will see colonies of the starch user pop up first, and then smaller satellite colonies of the dependant organism will form around them. ]
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