Knowing about how populations live and respond to external signals is important in a society where government, economics and commerce are based on population projections and descriptions; and in medicine, science, and agriculture, where cell populations are targets for the treatment of diseases and for production in biotechnology. We study here two important realms of biology: microbial populations and animal populations. Mathematical aspects of all population phenomena usually involve descriptions of population sizes and ways to extrapolate present knowledge to information about the future, and they involve descriptions of population structures and ways to determine and project them into the future.
KeywordsWashout Rate Mitotic Cycle Intrinsic Growth Rate Maximum Sustained Yield Renewal Equation
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