Predicting microbial nitrate reduction pathways in coastal sediments

  title={Predicting microbial nitrate reduction pathways in coastal sediments},
  author={Christopher K. Algar and Joseph J. Vallino},
We present an ecosystem model that describes the biogeochemistry of a sediment nitrate reducing microbial community. In the model, the microbial community is represented as a distributed metabolic network. Biogeochemical pathways are controlled through the synthesis and allocation of biological structure that serves to catalyze each process. Allocation is determined by way of a thermodynamically constrained optimization according to the principle of maximum entropy production (MEP). According… CONTINUE READING


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