A purely mechanical model with asymmetric features for early morphogenesis of rod-shaped bacteria micro-colony.

  title={A purely mechanical model with asymmetric features for early morphogenesis of rod-shaped bacteria micro-colony.},
  author={Marie Doumic and Sophie Hecht and Diane Peurichard},
  journal={Mathematical biosciences and engineering : MBE},
  volume={17 6},
To model the morphogenesis of rod-shaped bacterial micro-colony, several individual-based models have been proposed in the biophysical literature. When studying the shape of micro-colonies, most models present interaction forces such as attraction or filial link. In this article, we propose a model where the bacteria interact only through non-overlapping constraints. We consider the asymmetry of the bacteria, and its influence on the friction with the substrate. Besides, we consider asymmetry… 

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