Sequential establishment of stripe patterns in an expanding cell population.


Periodic stripe patterns are ubiquitous in living organisms, yet the underlying developmental processes are complex and difficult to disentangle. We describe a synthetic genetic circuit that couples cell density and motility. This system enabled programmed Escherichia coli cells to form periodic stripes of high and low cell densities sequentially and… (More)
DOI: 10.1126/science.1209042


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@article{Liu2011SequentialEO, title={Sequential establishment of stripe patterns in an expanding cell population.}, author={Chenli Liu and Xiongfei Fu and Lizhong Liu and Xiaojing Ren and Carlos K L Chau and Sihong Li and Lu Xiang and Hualing Zeng and Guanhua Chen and Lei-Han Tang and Peter Lenz and Xiaodong Cui and Wei Huang and Terence Hwa and Jiandong Huang}, journal={Science}, year={2011}, volume={334 6053}, pages={238-41} }