The chemostat with lateral gene transfer
De Leenheer, Patrick
Dockery, Jack D.
MetadataShow full item record
We investigate the standard chemostat model when lateral gene transfer is taken into account. We will show that when the different genotypes have growth rate functions that are sufficiently close to a common growth rate function, and when the yields of the genotypes are sufficiently close to a common value, then the population evolves to a globally stable steady state, at which all genotypes coexist. These results can explain why the antibiotic-resistant strains persist in the pathogen population.
P. De Leenheer, J. Dockery, T. Gedeon and S. Pilyugin, “The chemostat with lateral gene transfer”, J. Biol. Dynamics, 4(6), p.607-620 (November 2010).