Connection between stochastic and deterministic modelling of microbial growth.

@article{Kutalik2005ConnectionBS,
  title={Connection between stochastic and deterministic modelling of microbial growth.},
  author={Zolt{\'a}n Kutalik and Moe Razaz and J{\'o}zsef Baranyi},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={232 2},
  pages={285-99}
}
We present in this paper various links between individual and population cell growth. Deterministic models of the lag and subsequent growth of a bacterial population and their connection with stochastic models for the lag and subsequent generation times of individual cells are analysed. We derived the individual lag time distribution inherent in population growth models, which shows that the Baranyi model allows a wide range of shapes for individual lag time distribution. We demonstrate that… CONTINUE READING