A nonlinear matrix model of a size-structured microbial population growing on a scarce nutrient in a chemostat, derived by Gage et al. , 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.
- Discrete model
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Modeling and Simulation
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Applied Mathematics