Development of Phage Populations in a Bacterial Culture: A Mathematical Model

G. F. Grossi, G. Cesareni, F. Liello

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A mathematical model for the interaction kinetic in phage-bacterium culture is proposed. An appropriate analytical relationship between phage and bacterial concentrations has been derived. Characteristic kinetic constants have been obtained by comparing the experimental growth curves with computer-simulation analysis. The model allows also to evaluate the phage-yield as a function of the initial concentrations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)844-849
Number of pages6
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section C Journal of Biosciences
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - Sep 19 1977


  • Computer Simulation
  • Infection
  • Phage Yield

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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