Dynamics of small bacterial communities in the chemostat

Stefan Vet, Lendert Gelens, Karoline Faust, Didier Gonze, Jan Danckaert

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Abstract

In this in silico study we model the behavior of small bacterial communities in the chemostat, consisting of basic interactions like competition and mutualism. By using systems of nonlinear ordinary differential equations we simulate the time evolution of the species and investigate the effect of parameters. Moreover, we look at the effect of the interaction topology on the dynamics. We found that if certain feedback loops are present in the organization of interactions between species, the system can produce bistability, oscillations and even chaos. We then plan to validate our model by comparing our theoretical results with experimental data. This should allow us to make reliable predictions on the dynamics of small communities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBioinformatics: Integrating data, teams and disciplines
Subtitle of host publication9th Benelux Bioinformatics Conference Proceedings
Pages59
Number of pages1
Volume59
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2014
Event9th Benelux Bioinformatics Conference.Bioinformatics: Integrating data, teams and disciplines - Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Duration: 8 Dec 20149 Dec 2014

Conference

Conference9th Benelux Bioinformatics Conference.Bioinformatics: Integrating data, teams and disciplines
CountryLuxembourg
CityLuxembourg
Period8/12/149/12/14

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