Development of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa mushroom morphology and cavity formation by iron-starvation: a mathematical modeling study.

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We present a mathematical model of mushroom-like architecture and cavity formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms. We demonstrate that a proposed disparity in internal friction between the stalk and cap extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) leads to spatial variation in volumetric expansion sufficient to produce the mushroom morphology. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2012.05.029

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@article{Miller2012DevelopmentOT, title={Development of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa mushroom morphology and cavity formation by iron-starvation: a mathematical modeling study.}, author={James Kyle Miller and Hope T Badawy and C. B. Clemons and K. L. Kreider and Pat Wilber and Amy Milsted and Gerald W Young}, journal={Journal of theoretical biology}, year={2012}, volume={308}, pages={68-78} }