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Text for this sub-sub-heading …Text for this sub-sub-sub-heading …In this section we examine the growth rate of the mean of \(Z_0\), \(Z_1\) and \(Z_2\). In addition, we examine a common modeling assumption and note the importance of considering the tails of the extinction time \(T_x\) in studies of escape dynamics. We will first consider the expected resistant population at \(vT_x\) for some \(v>0\), (and temporarily assume \(\alpha=0\))

If we assume that sensitive cells follow a deterministic decay \(Z_0(t)=xe^{\lambda_0 t}\) and approximate their extinction time as \(T_x\approx-\frac{1}{\lambda_0}\log x\), then we can heuristically estimate the expected value as \[\begin{aligned} E\bigl[Z_1(vT_x)\bigr] &=& \frac{\mu}{r}\log x \int_0^{v\wedge1}x^{1-u}x^{({\lambda_1}/{r})(v-u)}\,du \nonumber\\ &=& \frac{\mu}{r}x^{1-{\lambda_1}/{\lambda_0}v}\log x\int_0^{v\wedge 1}x^{-u(1+{\lambda_1}/{r})}\,du \nonumber\\ &=& \frac{\mu}{\lambda_1-\lambda_0}x^{1+{\lambda_1}/{r}v} \biggl(1-\exp \biggl[-(v\wedge1) \biggl(1+ \frac{\lambda_1}{r}\biggr)\log x \biggr] \biggr).\end{aligned}\]

Thus we observe that this expected value is finite for all \(v>0\) (also see (Koonin 1996, Zvaifler 1999, Jones 1996, Margulis 1970)).

\[\begin{aligned} E \bigl[Z_1(vT_x) \bigr]= E \biggl[\mu T_x\int_0^{v\wedge 1}Z_0(uT_x) \exp \bigl(\lambda_1T_x(v-u) \bigr)\,du \biggr].\end{aligned}\]

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