TABLE 1.

Explanation of symbols

SymbolMeaning
NConcn of free limiting resource
NTTotal available limiting resource
BT and ITTotal prokaryotic biomass of edible and inedible types
Bi and IzProkaryotic biomass of edible and inedible types
VT and WTTotal viral biomass infecting edible and inedible prokaryotic types
Vi and WzBiomass of viruses infecting edible and inedible prokaryotic types
mi and lzBurst size of viruses infecting edible and inedible prokaryotic types
PProtozoan biomass
YVi and YWzFraction of resource in prokaryotic host transferred to viruses
YBi and YIzFraction of resource transferred to prokaryotes
αi and εzProkaryotic affinity for limiting resource of edible and inedible types
βi and ηzViral adsorption constants of Vi and Wz
λi and θzViral decay rates of Vi and Wz
YPFraction of limiting resource transferred to protozoans
αPProtozoan grazing rate
δPProtozoan loss rate