where µ = specific growth rate coefficient
= maximum growth rate coefficient
S = concentration of limiting nutrient
K_{s} = Monod coefficient. This is also called the halfsaturation coefficient because it corresponds to the concentration at which µ is onehalf of its maximum. This can be seen from the Monod equation by setting S equal to K_{s}.
This simulation allows you to investigate the effects of varying the Monod and
maximum growth rate coefficients. Note what happens when the Monod
coefficient becomes much greater than the maximum growth rate and vice versa,
i.e., by changing one coefficient while not changing the other from its
initial value.

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