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Microbial motility involvement in biofilm structure formation - a 3-d modelling study

C. Picioreanu(1), J.-U. Kreft(2), M. Klausen(3), J.A.J. Haagensen(3), T. Tolker-Nielsen(3), S. Molin(3)


(1) Department Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 67, 2628 BC, Delft, The Netherlands
  * Corresponding author. E-mail:C.Picioreanu@tudelft.nl

(2) Theoretical Biology, University of Bonn, Kirschallee 1, D-53115 Bonn, Germany

(3) BioCentrum-DTU, Building 301, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Lyngby, Denmark

This web page contains animation files of the simulations presented in the paper "Microbial motility involvement in biofilm structure formation - a 3-d modelling study", Water Science and Technology, 55(8-9):337-343.

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Simulations
(Picioreanu et al., Water Sci Technol)

Experiments
(Klausen et al., 2003)
Case 1 - Biofilm development from a 1:1 mixture of yellow fluorescent pilA mutant (immotile) and blue fluorescent pilA mutant (immotile) Pseudomonas cells.
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Case 2 - Biofilm development from a 1:1 mixture of yellow fluorescent wild type (motile) and blue fluorescent pilA mutant (immotile) Pseudomonas cells.
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MOVIE

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Case 3 - Biofilm development from a 1:1 mixture of yellow fluorescent and blue fluorescent wild type Pseudomonas cells.
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December 8, 2006 - Cristian Picioreanu