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Table 3 Outcomes of competition between resident population using OxPhos and mutant cells using glycolysis.

From: Cancer proliferation and therapy: the Warburg effect and quantum metabolism

Resource Constraints Selective Outcome
(I) Limited resources Ox Phos [(almost always) = (a.s.)]
   Constant distribution  
(II) Abundant resources  
   Variable Distribution Glycolysis (a.s.)
(III) Limited Resources  
   Variable distribution:  
Large population size    Ox Phos (a.s.)
Small population size    Ox Phos (with probability that increases with population size)
(IV) Abundant resources  
   Constant distribution  
Large population size    Glycolysis (a.s.)
Small population size    Glycolysis (with probability that increases with population size)