TABLE 2

Best-fit model parameters to experimental images resulting from particle swarm optimization

Symbol4-day optimal value11-day optimal value
log10kdeath−1.38 ± 0.20−1.53 ± 0.27
log10kdeath−2.82 ± 0.61−4 ± 0.07
log10kdeath−5.78 ± 0.18−5.80 ± 0.08
log10kquorum−4 ± 0.11−2.55 ± 0.40
dquorum4 ± 0.412 ± 0.32
nquorum51.9% ± 2.9%28.0% ± 1.0%
log10knutrient−5.33 ± 0.55−7 ± 0.04
nmax0.104 ± 0.0130.05 ± 0.0003