Appendix

List of models on plaque formation

Equation1

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; No, the lawn bacterial density; L, the latent period (or lysis time); k1, the adsorption constant of the phage particle; k-1, the desorption constant; and k2, the rate constant for lysis.

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