f cells

div time

ERS wins

CRS wins

ratio

pvalue


200

50

499

432

1.155

1.1E20

250

50

497

361

1.377

1.85E42

300

50

481

310

1.552

5.19E45

350

50

417

225

1.853

4.48E38

400

50

272

135

2.015

5.74E19

 The table shows how the performance of ERS and CRS model is changing when we increase the initial number of pathogens. The unit of time is onetenth of a day; f cells: the initial number of foreign cells at the 300th day; div time: the mean waiting time between two divisions of a foreign cell; ERS wins: number of wins of the immune system against pathogens using the ERS model setting; CRS wins: number of wins of the immune system against pathogens using the CRS model setting; ratio: ERS wins divided per CRS wins; pvalue: onesided pvalue of the Fisher’s exact test. In every case ERS performed significantly better than CRS