Model for the distribution of cell volumes

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Description

This is an implementation of a model for the distribution of cell volumes (um^3) that constitutes Equation 7 in the paper listed in the references.

Usage

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volEq7(A = 1, r = 1, sigma_r = 1,  t = 29, sigma_t = .3*t, V = 1)

Arguments

A

a numeric value that represents the starting value for a linear scaling parameter associated with the volume distribution curve

r

a numeric value that represents the starting value for the rate of cell growth parameter (h)

sigma_r

a numeric value that represents the starting value for the variability in the rate of cell growth parameter r (um^3/h)

t

a numeric value representing the average cell cycle time (h)

sigma_t

a numeric value representing the variability in the average cell cycle time t (h)

V

a numeric value representing the volume (um^3) at which the model is to be evaluated

Value

A numeric value representing the frequency of cells expected having volume V (um^3).

References

Halter M, Elliott JT, Hubbard JB, Tona A, Plant AL (2009), "Cell Volume Distributions Reveal Cell Growth Rates and Division Times.", Journal of Theoretical Biology, in press.

See Also

fitVolDist