Mathematical model and computer simulations of the interactions between microbes

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Abstract

We study a nutrient-prey-predator model with internal storage of nutrient by using computer simulations. The prey feeds on the nutrient and the predator feeds on the prey in such a way that there exists a toxic level beyond which nutrient has a negative effect on the prey. It is found that if the total nutrient level is less than or equal to the toxic level, the dynamics of the model is parallel to that found in the mathematical analysis. However, if the total nutrient level is greater than the toxic level, the dynamics of the system is much more complicated. In some cases, both species can become extinct.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-156
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 11th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems - Lubbock, TX, USA
Duration: Jun 12 1998Jun 14 1998

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