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The coevolution of two phytoplankton species on a single resource: allelopathy as a pseudo-mixotrophy.

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Without the top-down effects and the external/physical forcing, a stable coexistence of two phytoplankton species under a single resource is impossible - a result well known from the principle of competitive exclusion. Here I demonstrate by analysis of a mathematical model that such a stable coexistence in a homogeneous media without any external factor would be possible, at least theoretically, provided (i) one of the two species is toxin producing thereby has an allelopathic effect on the o...

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10.1016/j.tpb.2008.11.003

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Theoretical population biology
Volume:
75
Issue:
1
Pages:
68-75
Publication date:
2009-02-05
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EISSN:
1096-0325
ISSN:
0040-5809
URN:
uuid:96748386-c4ff-4021-9be4-ba4900c040ef
Source identifiers:
185008
Local pid:
pubs:185008

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