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Endogenous metabolism and the stability of microbial prey–predator systems

Nisbet, R.M. and Cunningham, A. and Gurney, William (1983) Endogenous metabolism and the stability of microbial prey–predator systems. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 25 (1). pp. 301-306. ISSN 0006-3592

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Abstract

We formulate a variant of the “double Monod model” which takes explicit account of endogenous metabolism. Using parameter values appropriate to carbohydrate-limited substrate, bacterial prey, and protozoan predator, we study the stability of steady states under chemostat conditions. We conclude that the predator's endogenous metabolism may have a stabilizing effect at low dilution rates.