Individual-based modelling of biofilms.
Microbiology (Reading, Engl). 2001 Nov; 147(Pt 11):2897-912
This paper addresses the importance of modeling biofilm structure (e.g., towers and "mushrooms" versus a homogeneous "slab" of bacteria).
While several investigators are using cellular automaton models to describe biofilm structure, this paper investigates how the chosen biomass-spreading mechanism affects biofilm shape.
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