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Shape of the growing front of biofilms

Author(s): Wang, X; Stone, Howard A; Golestanian, R

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Abstract: The spatial organization of bacteria in dense biofilms is key to their collective behaviour, and understanding it will be important for medical and technological applications. Here we study the morphology of a compact biofilm that undergoes unidirectional growth, and determine the condition for the stability of the growing interface as a function of the nutrient concentration and mechanical tension. Our study suggests that transient behaviour may play an important role in shaping the structure of a biofilm.
Publication Date: 2017
Citation: Wang, X, Stone, HA, Golestanian, R. (2017). Shape of the growing front of biofilms. New Journal of Physics, 19 (10.1088/1367-2630/aa983f
DOI: doi:10.1088/1367-2630/aa983f
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: New Journal of Physics
Version: Author's manuscript

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