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Table 1 Comparison of models

From: The ups and downs of biological timers

  Linear Modela Non Linear Modela,b
  Accumulation Decay Non Linear Decay d
Model    n = 2, 3, 4...
Solution P = Pmax (1 - e-αt) P = Pmax e-αt
   T0
Unperturbed delay time
   T1
Perturbedc delay time
> η-1T0  (η < 1)
<η-1T0  (η > 1)

Delay time sensitivity
≥ |η-1 - 1|
  1. a P max
  2. b T0, T1 and δt are presented for n = 2
  3. c Peturbation: v0ηv0
  4.