Matthias Reiter

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Risk spreading in bacterial populations is generally regarded as a strategy to maximize survival. Here, we study its role during range expansion of a genetically diverse population where growth and motility are two alternative traits. We find that during the initial expansion phase fast-growing cells do have a selective advantage. By contrast,(More)
Cells owe their internal organization to self-organized protein patterns, which originate and adapt to growth and external stimuli via a process that is as complex as it is little understood. Here, we study the emergence, stability, and state transitions of multistable Min protein oscillation patterns in live Escherichia coli bacteria during growth up to(More)
The complex anatomy of the head and neck region requires the ability to raise a wide spectrum of pedicled and free flaps, to ensure optimal reconstruction of various defects by the reconstructive surgeon. The supraclavicular (island) flap, which has almost been buried in oblivion, provides excellent potential to reconstruct even bigger defects of the head(More)
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