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Phenotypic plasticity stimulated by cooperation fosters pattern diversity of bacterial colonies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23005465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Colonies of flagellated bacteria on agar plates are known to take on diverse morphologies. A diffusion-reaction model is proposed for bacterial-colony pattern formation on a surface due to time scale separation between the slow mass migration of bacteria from the point of inoculation, and the fast, but localized, dynamics of bacterial phenotypic plasticity stimulated by public-goods cooperation and phenotypic switching. By considering two switchable phenotypes in the population, the model generates pattern diversity typifying those reported by experimental studies.
Authors:
Dranreb Earl Juanico
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-07-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics     Volume:  86     ISSN:  1550-2376     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136452     Medline TA:  Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  011920     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, School of Science and Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108, Philippines.
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