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Social evolution of spatial patterns in bacterial biofilms: when conflict drives disorder.

Abstract:

A key feature of biological systems is the emergence of higher-order structures from interacting units, such as the development of tissues from individual cells and the elaborate divisions of labor in insect societies. Little is known, however, of how evolutionary competition among individuals affects biological organization. Here we explore this link in bacterial biofilms, concrete systems that are well known for higher-order structures. We present a mechanistic model of cell growth at a sur...

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10.1086/599297

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
The American naturalist
Volume:
174
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-12
Publication date:
2009-07-05
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EISSN:
1537-5323
ISSN:
0003-0147
URN:
uuid:932197d6-720d-4289-a875-281d75d942f3
Source identifiers:
248714
Local pid:
pubs:248714

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