Figure 5-2d: Exponential phage adsorption and phage population growth. Panel D: Phage latent periods (optima) that give rise to maximal phage population growth as determined using simulations (adsorption via exponential free-phage decline; circles) or calculations (adsorption for all of free-phage cohort is mean free time in duration; squares) as described for panel C. Panel D is a variation on a figure originally published in Abedon et al. (2001) and is used with permission as granted by the American Society for Microbiology. See Abedon et al. (2001) for discussion of methods for all panels.