Bacillus subtilis resorts to cannibalism to delay sporulation under severe nutritional limitation. We report the effect of temperature on the dynamics of cannibalism demonstrated by B. subtilis. A model consisting of a delay differential equation may explain the effect of temperature on the dynamics of cannibalism.
- dynamics of cannibalism
- effect of temperature
- nutritional limitation
- sporulation delay
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