A Mathematical Model of Quorum Sensing in Patchy Biofilm Communities with Slow Background Flow

@inproceedings{Frederick2010AMM,
  title={A Mathematical Model of Quorum Sensing in Patchy Biofilm Communities with Slow Background Flow},
  author={Mitchell J. Frederick and Christina Kuttler and Burkhard A. Hense and Johannes M{\"u}ller and Hermann J. Eberl},
  year={2010}
}
Quorum sensing is a type of cell to cell communication used to coordinate behavior in groups based on population density. We present a mathematical model of this phenomenon in bacterial biofilms, consisting of a nonlinear diffusion reaction system. The model includes production and spatial spreading of biomass, conversion of down-regulated biomass into up-regulated biomass as a consequence of the quorum sensing signalling molecule concentration, and convective and diffusive transport of… CONTINUE READING

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