Microbes convert substrate through enzymatic reactions into products that are then converted into microbial biomass. Using this knowledge, determine microbial growth in a chemostat (substrate-limited growth) under varying enzyme and substrate concentrations.
- Michaelis and Menten model for enzyme reactions (Neuhauser, Claudia. Calculus for Biology and Medicine. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2000. 624; Stephen P. and John Guckenheimer. Dynamic Models in Biology. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2006. 8 )
- Enzyme kinetics (Stephen P. and John Guckenheimer. Dynamic Models in Biology. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2006. 8 )
- Whitmore, A. P. 1996. Alternative kinetic laws to describe the turnover of the microbial biomass. Plant and Soil. 181(1): 169-173.
- Okpokwasili, G. C. and C. O. Nweke 2006. Microbial growth and substrate utilization kinetics. African Journal of Biotechnology. 5(4): 305-317.