The gradostat: A model of competition along a nutrient gradient

Hal Smith, Paul Waltman

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Abstract

The general mathematical theory of the gradostat is presented for two competitors. The gradostat provides a mechanism for studying competition along a nutrient gradient. In the two vessel case, the results are complete and the conditions are testable. In the n-vessel case, the relevant conditions are stated in terms of the stability modulii of certain matrices and are testable for any specific case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-226
Number of pages20
JournalMicrobial Ecology
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1991

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The gradostat : A model of competition along a nutrient gradient. / Smith, Hal; Waltman, Paul.

In: Microbial Ecology, Vol. 22, No. 1, 12.1991, p. 207-226.

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Smith, Hal ; Waltman, Paul. / The gradostat : A model of competition along a nutrient gradient. In: Microbial Ecology. 1991 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 207-226.
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