phage models

Mike Zwick mezwick at ucdavis.edu
Tue May 3 09:56:30 EST 1994

In article <2q5mpf$17q at brachio.zrz.TU-Berlin.DE>,
joaccigh at w354zrz.zrz.tu-berlin.de (Joachim Dagg) wrote:

> Because Mike complains about the proceeding of building models after
> making experiments, that can explain the results, I cite H.R.Erwin:

I wasn't complaining about making models afterwards, instead I was
questioning the assertion that an optimality model a priori somehow
predicted that phage formation should proceed in a specific sequence.  The
real scenaro was that someone did experiments and then later made a model. 
However, the predictions of the model cannot rule out that there may be
other (perhaps hypothetical) types of phage that develop through a
completely different mechanism (one that is not predicted by the model nor
consistent with the parameters of the model).  

mike zwick
mezwick at ucdavis.edu
Department of Ecology and Evolution
Center for Population Biology

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