Propagation and aggregation of motile cells of Escherichia Coli pattern

Tatsunari Sakurai*, Tohru Tsujikawa, Daisuke Umeno

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A concentric pulse by motile cells of Escherichia coli (E. coli) propagates and the cells aggregate to form self-organized patterns.We summarize experimental and numerical results on the self-organized pattern formation of E. coli to elucidate some aspects of its mechanism. Our presentation includes experiments on E. coli patterns, as well as numerical simulations on the basis of a reaction-diffusionchemotaxis model.We find good agreement for one-dimensional propagating fronts in observation and simulation. However, corresponding results for two-dimensional circular bacterial clusters have still not been obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplexity and Synergetics
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319643342
ISBN (Print)9783319643335
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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