Plasmid T4SS Common Pool Simulation
This a simple toy model which simulates a common pool where the shared resource is the set of genes required to express the T4SS conjugative machinery. Two plasmid are simulated, one of them, the plasmid P1 contain all genes required for being conjugative and the plasmid P2 is a cheater plasmid requiring the presence of plasmid P1 in order to get transferred to other cells. The loss of T4SS conjugative genes in theory provides to the cheater plasmid P2 a competitive advantage eliminating the metabolic burden imposed by the conjugative pili expression. Therefore, the plasmid P2 could have a better vertical transmission performance when compared to the original plasmid P1.
The installation jar file can be found on this link.
This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details