FAQ: What does the growth curve of NEB Turbo cells look like compared to DH5α?

NEB Turbo cells grow fast not only on plates (colonies visible after 6.5 hours), but also in liquid medium. In a flask shaking at 37°C, NEB Turbo cells reach O.D.600 6.0 after 6 hours of growth. Under the same conditions, DH5α cells reach O.D.600 2.3. When tested in a fermentor, results were comparable. (see Figure on NEB #C2984 product page).