Experimental and theoretical studies on the morphogenesis of bacterial biofilms.

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Biofilm morphogenesis not only reflects the physiological state of bacteria but also serves as a strategy to sustain bacterial survival. In this paper, we take the Bacillus subtilis colony as a model system to explore the morphomechanics of growing biofilms confined in a defined geometry. We find that the growth-induced stresses may drive the occurrence of… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c7sm01593c

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@article{Zhang2017ExperimentalAT, title={Experimental and theoretical studies on the morphogenesis of bacterial biofilms.}, author={Cheng Zhang and Bo Li and Jing-Ying Tang and Xiaoling Wang and Zhao Qin and Xi-Qiao Feng}, journal={Soft matter}, year={2017}, volume={13 40}, pages={7389-7397} }