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Steady distribution of the incremental model for bacteria proliferation

Pierre Gabriel, Hugo Martin

Published 2018-03-13Version 1

We study the mathematical properties of a model of cell division structured by two variables, the size and the size increment, in the case of a linear growth rate and a self-similar fragmentation kernel. We first show that one can construct a solution to the related two dimensional eigenproblem associated to the eigenvalue 1 from a solution of a certain one dimensional fixed point problem. Then we prove the existence and uniqueness of this fixed point in the appropriate $\mathrm{L}^1$ weighted space under general hypotheses on the division rate. Knowing such an eigenfunction proves useful as a first step in studying the long time asymptotic behaviour of the Cauchy problem.

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