Predator-Prey Interactions in Continuous Culture

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Science  10 Aug 1973:
Vol. 181, Issue 4099, pp. 562-564
DOI: 10.1126/science.181.4099.562


The exploitation of a bacterial food supply by a protozoan predator does not necessarily lead to the extinction of either species. Even a "homogeneous" experimental system contains sufficient heterogeneity (the boundaries) for avoidance strategies to evolve, which allow the populations to presist.