A discrete, size-structured model of microbial growth and competition in the chemostat

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Abstract

A nonlinear matrix model of a size-structured microbial population growing on a scarce nutrient in a chemostat, derived by Gage et al. [6], is modified to include two competing populations. It is shown that competitive exclusion results. The winner is the population able to grow at the lower nutrient concentration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)734-754
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Mathematical Biology
Volume34
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1996

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Keywords

  • Chemostat
  • Competition
  • Discrete model

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Mathematics (miscellaneous)

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A discrete, size-structured model of microbial growth and competition in the chemostat. / Smith, Hal.

In: Journal of Mathematical Biology, Vol. 34, No. 7, 1996, p. 734-754.

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