The growth and the evolution of fingerlike and filamentary structures, such as occur in the Hele-Shaw cell and dendritic growth, were long topics of interest in condensed matter physics. A family of microorganisms, the prokaryotic actinomycetes, that grow as fingerlike structures in which the growth activity was concentrated at the tip. Analogies with the given physical problems were tantalizing but, the growth process requires very different modeling assumptions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical review letters|
|State||Published - Mar 14 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)