A Game Theoretical Approach to Microbial Coexistence

Monica Abrudan, Li You, Katerina Stanková*, Frank Thuijsman

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Abstract

Huge numbers of microbes coexist in almost all habitats of our planet. Their interactions are governed by complex mechanisms, where both competition for resources and toxin production play important roles. Our goal is to understand key mechanisms that lead to coexistence. In this chapter we study many possible scenarios of microbial interactions and we analyze whether or not they can lead to coexistence of species. To achieve this we implemented agent- based models that mimic local dynamics of microbes; initially well mixed microbes from different species interact in a grid with a regular structure. Among others, we show that the coexistence rate is negatively correlated with the number of neighbors of each cell in the grid. Another observation is that the order of selection of focal cells in the grid influences the coexistence rate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Dynamic and Evolutionary Games
PublisherSpringer
Pages267-282
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783319280127
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventSymposium of the International-Society-of-Dynamic-Games (ISGD) - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 9 Jul 201412 Jul 2014
https://www.gerad.ca/colloques/isdg2014/

Publication series

SeriesAnnals of the International Society of Dynamic Games
Volume14

Conference

ConferenceSymposium of the International-Society-of-Dynamic-Games (ISGD)
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period9/07/1412/07/14
Internet address

Keywords

  • Local dynamics
  • Bacterial strains
  • Agent based model
  • Game theory
  • BIODIVERSITY
  • COMMUNICATION
  • NETWORKS
  • PROMOTES

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