where c = a([B.sup.2] - [A.sup.2]) = a[2[beta](1 - [mu]) - 1] is the Malthusian parameter
of the like-type clone and F(., .; .; .) is the Gauss hypergeometric function , defined as
The slope of the regression is equivalent to the genotype's Malthusian parameter
. In order to maintain a constant population size under these conditions, the population must grow at least fast enough to compensate for the 100-fold daily dilution.
where [Mathematical Expression Omitted] is the average Malthusian parameter
(here, [Mathematical Expression Omitted]).