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From: Primary and metastatic tumor dormancy as a result of population heterogeneity

Fig. 2

Parametrically heterogeneous Malthusian growth model with respect to growth rate parameter c. Initial distribution is taken to be truncated exponential, with μ = 100 (dotted, red) 150 (solid, blue) and 200 (dash-dot, green). Initial population size is N(0) = 0.001. As one can see, the patterns of behavior for (a) population size N(t), (b) expected value E t[c] and (c) variance Var t[c] remain qualitatively the same. Time to the escape phase is determined by the initial composition of the population, determined by μ

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