Appendix 

List of models on plaque formation 

Equation^{1} 
Main assumptions 
Reference 


(1) 
phage propagating through a constant host density 
[19], eqn. 18 


(2) 
phage adsorption/desorption processes are fast relative to cell death rate 
[20], eqn. 6a 


(3) 
larger burst size 
[20], eqn. 6b 


(4) 
phage adsorption/desorption processes are slow relative to cell death rate 
[20], eqn. A8 


(5) 
phage adsorption process is fast relative to cell death rate 
[20], eqn. A9 


(6) 
hindered diffusion through a high constant host density 
[23], eqn. 14, solution 1 


(7) 
hindered diffusion through a high constant host density 
[23], eqn. 14, solution 2 


^{1 }The variables are: c, the plaque wavefront velocity; D, the virion diffusivity; N_{o}, the lawn bacterial density; L, the latent period (or lysis time); k_{1}, the adsorption constant of the phage particle; k_{1}, the desorption constant; and k_{2}, the rate constant for lysis. 

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