Combined influence of hydrodynamics and chemotaxis in the distribution of microorganisms around spherical nutrient sources.

@article{Desai2018CombinedIO,
  title={Combined influence of hydrodynamics and chemotaxis in the distribution of microorganisms around spherical nutrient sources.},
  author={Nikhil Desai and Arezoo Motavalizadeh Ardekani},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  year={2018},
  volume={98 1-1},
  pages={
          012419
        }
}
We study how the interaction between hydrodynamics and chemotaxis affects the colonization of nutrient sources by microorganisms. We use an individual-based model and perform probabilistic simulations to ascertain the impact of important environmental and motility characteristics on the spatial distribution of microorganisms around a spherical nutrient source. In general, we unveil four distinct regimes based on the distribution of the microorganisms: (i) strong surface colonization, (ii… CONTINUE READING
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