Bacteriophage-resistant and bacteriophage-sensitive Bacteria in a Chemostat

Zhun Han, Hal Smith

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In this paper a mathematical model of the population dynamics of a bacteriophage-sensitive and a bacteriophage-resistant bacteria in a chemostat where the resistant bacteria is an inferior competitor for nutrient is studied. The focus of the study is on persistence and extinction of bacterial strains and bacteriophage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)737-765
Number of pages29
JournalMathematical Biosciences and Engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2012


  • Bacteriophage
  • Chemostat
  • Delay differential equations
  • Persistence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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