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Is it possible to calculate the carrying capacity K of an environment based on the composition of the environment, or is K an empirical parameter? For instance, if I consider the environment as a nutrient medium, can I estimate K? That is: if I have 100 mL of Luria-Bertani broth, the environment will contain:

Tryptone 1 g
Yeast Extract 0.5 g
NaCl 1 g

Assuming that tryptone is the source of carbon and, therefore, the limiting element, can I estimate the carrying capacity?

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  • $\begingroup$ why the downvote? $\endgroup$ – Gigiux Jun 10 at 7:56

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