Increasing variance in latent period decreases expected burst size. Simulation results showing effect of increasing variance in latent period on expected burst size for 37°C (A) and 42°C (B). Dotted horizontal lines indicate 1SD intervals for burst sizes from experimental results in Table 1. The burst size or per-phage productivity at the end of the simulation (y-axis) is determined for increasing values of the standard deviations of the latent period in the simulation (x-axis).
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