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Fig. 9

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

Fig. 9

Allee growth model with distributed parameter m (m-distributed Allee model). The initial distribution is truncated exponential on the interval m [0, 1]. Other parameters are c = 1, l = 1; the initial population size is N(0) = 0.2. a Time to escape is determined by the initial population composition, given by the parameter μ. In the months and even yeas preceding escape from dormancy we can observe a sustained decrease in population size. b Expected value of m increases simultaneously with population size, (c) as does variance Var t[m]. Noticeably, variance increases more gradually compared to the previous cases, and decreases slowly after the population reaches a steady state, compared to the l-distributed Allee model

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