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The development of biofilm architecture

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We extend the one-dimensional polymer solution theory of bacterial biofilm growth described by Winstanley et al. (2011 Proc. R. Soc. A 467, 1449-1467 (doi:10.1098/rspa.2010.0327)) to deal with the problem of the growth of a patch of biofilm in more than one lateral dimension. The extension is non-trivial, as it requires consideration of the rheology of the polymer phase. We use a novel asymptotic technique to reduce the model to a free-boundary problem governed by the equations of Stokes flow...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1098/rspa.2015.0798

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Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Institute
Kyrke-Smith, TM More by this author
Winstanley, HF More by this author
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The Royal Society Publisher's website
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Proceedings of the Royal Society A Journal website
Volume:
472
Issue:
2188
Pages:
19
Publication date:
2016-04-20
Acceptance date:
2016-03-21
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1471-2946 and 1364-5021
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pubs:624188
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uri:910b72e7-9b05-4a58-88a4-bd1ceebab696
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