2006, 3(1): 37-50. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2006.3.37

An allelopathic competition model with quorum sensing and delayed toxicant production

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Dipartimento di Matematica e Applicazioni ''R. Caccioppoli", Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Complesso di Monte S. Angelo, Via Cintia, 80126 Napoli, Italy, Italy

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Istituto di Biomatematica, Università degli Studi di Urbino, Località Crocicchia, I-61029 Urbino, Italy

Received  January 2005 Revised  April 2005 Published  November 2005

The dynamics of a differential functional equation system representing an allelopathic competition is analyzed. The delayed allelochemical production process is represented by means of a distributed delay term in a linear quorum-sensing model. Sufficient conditions for local asymptotic stability properties of biologically meaningful steady-state solutions are given in terms of the parameters of the system. A global asymptotic stability result is also proved by constructing a suitable Lyapunov functional. Some simulations confirm the analytical results.
Citation: Paolo Fergola, Marianna Cerasuolo, Edoardo Beretta. An allelopathic competition model with quorum sensing and delayed toxicant production. Mathematical Biosciences & Engineering, 2006, 3 (1) : 37-50. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2006.3.37
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