Antibiotic-induced anomalous statistics of collective bacterial swarming.


Under sublethal antibiotics concentrations, the statistics of collectively swarming Bacillus subtilis transitions from normal to anomalous, with a heavy-tailed speed distribution and a two-step temporal correlation of velocities. The transition is due to changes in the properties of the bacterial motion and the formation of a motility-defective… (More)


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@article{Benisty2015AntibioticinducedAS, title={Antibiotic-induced anomalous statistics of collective bacterial swarming.}, author={Sivan Benisty and Eshel Ben-Jacob and Gil Ariel and Avraham Be'er}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2015}, volume={114 1}, pages={018105} }