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Generally speaking, structure prediction programs look only at the thermodynamic minimum, without consideration of the kinetic trajectory of folding. The main reason for this is mostly time considerations. It's very difficult to accurately model the true folding pathway of even a moderately sized protein. With special tricks and a bunch of computing power, ...


The quantity $r$ must be a frequence, measured in hours $^{-1}$. So it cannot be measured in bacteria/hour/cell. If the number of bacteria is multiplied by 4 each hour, this means that $\exp r= 4, $ or $r= \ln 4 $ , or 1, 39 per hours.

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