Hydrodynamics of bacterial colonies: A model

J. Lega, T. Passot

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A hydrodynamic model that gives a general description of bacterial colonies growing in soft agar plates is proposed. This scheme provides a framework in which macroscopic reaction-diffusion models of bacterial colonies are justified on the basis of hydrodynamic considerations. With the given model, colonies that are drier in the interior than at the boundary can be described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number031906
Pages (from-to)031906/1-031906/8
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number3 1
StatePublished - Mar 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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