The Monod equation is (Click on  button to hear the correct pronounciation):


where = specific growth rate coefficient

= maximum growth rate coefficient

 S = concentration of limiting nutrient

 Ks = Monod coefficient. This is also called the half-saturation coefficient because it corresponds to the concentration at which is one-half of its maximum. This can be seen from the Monod equation by setting S equal to Ks.

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