Use the continuum approach to show that in a steady state the number of cells produced during a differentiation process that involves replication but no apoptosis (a=0) isXout =em/dXinand is thus primarily a function of the ratio d/m. a=0 is the completely undifferentiated state and a=1 is the completely differentiated state. What is Xout if m and d are the same orders of magnitude and if d is 10 times slower? Which scenario is a more reasonable possibility in a physiological situation?
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