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MPM size classes and transitions.

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posted on 14.01.2022, 18:42 by Jann Paul Mattern, Kristof Glauninger, Gregory L. Britten, John R. Casey, Sangwon Hyun, Zhen Wu, E. Virginia Armbrust, Zaid Harchaoui, François Ribalet

Schematic of the MPM’s cell size classes and its three class transitions: carbon fixation, division, and carbon loss. The boundaries of the m cell size classes (vi for i = 1, 2, …, m + 1) are logarithmically spaced, so that cells can transition to a size class that is exactly half their original size when they divide. For this purpose, the integer j is selected so that for ij; cells in the first j−1 size classes cannot divide.