Emergent multicellular life cycles in filamentous bacteria owing to density-dependent population dynamics

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Filamentous bacteria are the oldest and simplest known multicellular life forms. By using computer simulations and experiments that address cell division in a filamentous context, we investigate some of the ecological factors that can lead to the emergence of a multicellular life cycle in filamentous life forms. The model predicts that if cell division and… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2011.0102

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@inproceedings{Rossetti2011EmergentML, title={Emergent multicellular life cycles in filamentous bacteria owing to density-dependent population dynamics}, author={Valentina Rossetti and Manuela Filippini and Miroslav Svercel and A. D. Barbour and Homayoun C. Bagheri}, booktitle={Journal of the Royal Society, Interface}, year={2011} }