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Rock-Paper-Scissors in the Chemostat
Journal of Computer Science and Systems Biology
  • James P. Braselton, Georgia Southern University
  • Martha L. Abell, Georgia Southern University
  • Lorraine Braselton, Georgia Southern University
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Rock-Paper-Scissors is a game played by two players to determine a single winner. Biological relationships of Rock-Paper-Scissors are documented. In this paper, we form a continuous model of Rock-Papers-Scissors in the chemostat that coincides with the biology of such relationships. The basic models that we develop coincide with the observed phenomena. Because the model involves a system of seven nonlinear differential equations, global results are difficult to obtain. We present several numerical studies that are the result of a substantial number of numerical trials to illustrate the various possibilities that might occur in the context of the problem discussed here.


© 2013 Braselton JP, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Article retrieved from the Journal of Computer Science Systems Biology.

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James P. Braselton, Martha L. Abell and Lorraine Braselton. "Rock-Paper-Scissors in the Chemostat" Journal of Computer Science and Systems Biology Vol. 6 (2013) p. 118 - 131 ISSN: 0974-7230
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