Myxobacteria motility : a novel 3D model of rippling behaviour in myxococcus xanthus
Holmes, Antony B., Kalvala, Sara and Whitworth, David E.. (2009) Myxobacteria motility : a novel 3D model of rippling behaviour in myxococcus xanthus. Systemics and Informatics World Network, Vol.6 . pp. 65-70. ISSN 2044-7272Full text not available from this repository.
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Bacterial populations provide interesting examples of how relatively simple signalling mechanisms can result in complex behaviour of the colony. A well studied example of this phenomenon can be found in myxobacteria; cells can coordinate themselves to form intricate rippling patterns and fruiting bodies using localised signalling. Our work attempts to understand and model this emergent behaviour. We developed an off-lattice Monte Carlo simulation of ripple formation using a using a software framework we have created and show how rippling is a consequence of the combined effect of cell biochemistry and cell physics.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software
Q Science > QR Microbiology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Computer Science|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Myxobacterales, Morphogenesis, Monte Carlo method, Three-dimensional imaging|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Systemics and Informatics World Network|
|Publisher:||The Foresight Academy of Technology|
|Official Date:||April 2009|
|Page Range:||pp. 65-70|
|Identification Number:||tai: cosiwn.2009.04.020|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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