I am creating a mathematical model for the growth of Synechocystis. sp PCC 6803 and Methanosarcina barkeri Fusaro in photobioreactors and anaerobic membrane bioreactors respectively. I have a couple of questions regarding this:
- When you buy these strains, or bacteria in general, from a supplier, how many bacteria will you receive? (I need this for the initial number of bacteria)
- How do you find/calculate the half-saturation constant? (Used in Monod's equation)
- How do you find/calculate the growth limiting substrate? (Used in Monod's equation)
Any help would be appreciated!