The Chemotactic Behavior of Computer-Based Surrogate Bacteria

  title={The Chemotactic Behavior of Computer-Based Surrogate Bacteria},
  author={D. Bray and Matthew Levin and Karen Lipkow},
  journal={Current Biology},
BACKGROUND Chemotaxis is the process by which organisms migrate toward nutrients and favorable environments and away from toxins and unfavorable environments. In many species of bacteria, this occurs when extracellular signals are detected by transmembrane receptors and relayed to flagellar motors, which control the cell's swimming behavior. RESULTS We used a molecularly detailed reaction-kinetics model of the chemotaxis pathway in Escherichia coli coupled to a graphical display based on… CONTINUE READING

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