Nutrient affinity, half-saturation constants and the cost of toxin production in dinoflagellates

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The two parameters of the Michaelis–Menten model, the maximum uptake rate and the half-saturation constant, are not stochastically independent, and the half-saturation constant is not a measure of nutrient affinity, as commonly assumed. Failure to realise their interdependence and mechanistic interpretation may lead to the emergence of false trade-offs.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEcology Letters
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)558-560
Publication statusPublished - 2019
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    Research areas

  • Defence, Nutrient affinity, Trade-off

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