The dynamics of the macromolecular composition of biomass.

  title={The dynamics of the macromolecular composition of biomass.},
  author={P. P. F. Hanegraaf and Erik B. Muller},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  volume={212 2},
The biomass composition of microorganisms depends on the growth conditions. This study explores whether a two-component model can explain how the elemental and macromolecular composition of the biomass of bacteria varies with the specific growth rate. The model describes the rates at which microorganisms assimilate substrates into reserves and utilize reserves for maintenance and growth. Crucial model assumptions are that biomass consists of reserves and structure and that each of these… CONTINUE READING

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