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Reaction-diffusion model for pattern formation in E. coli swarming colonies with slime.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15903460     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A new experimental colonial pattern and pattern transition observed in E. coli MG1655 swarming cells grown on semisolid agar are described. We present a reaction-diffusion model that, taking into account the slime generated by these cells and its influence on the bacterial differentiation and motion, reproduces the pattern and successfully predicts the observed changes when the colonial collective motility is limited. In spite of having small nonhyperflagellated swarming cells, under these experimental conditions E. coli MG1655 can very rapidly colonize a surface, with a low branching rate, thanks to a strong fluid production and a locally incremented density of motile, lubricating cells.
M-P Zorzano; D Hochberg; M-T Cuevas; J-M Gómez-Gómez
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2005-03-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics     Volume:  71     ISSN:  1539-3755     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys     Publication Date:  2005 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-20     Completed Date:  2005-08-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
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:  031908     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA), Carretera de Ajalvir km 4, Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Adhesion / physiology
Biofilms / growth & development*
Cell Proliferation
Colony Count, Microbial / methods
Computer Simulation
Escherichia coli / cytology*,  physiology*
Models, Biological*
Myxococcales / cytology*,  physiology*
Pattern Recognition, Automated / methods

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