The mechanical world of bacteria

Persat, Alexandre and Nadell, Carey D. and Kim, Minyoung Kevin and Ingremeau, Francois and Siryaporn, Albert and Drescher, Knut and Wingreen, Ned S. and Bassler, Bonnie L. and Gitai, Zemer and Stone, Howard A.. (2015) The mechanical world of bacteria. Cell, 161 (5). pp. 988-997.

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In the wild, bacteria are predominantly associated with surfaces as opposed to existing as free-swimming, isolated organisms. They are thus subject to surface-specific mechanics, including hydrodynamic forces, adhesive forces, the rheology of their surroundings, and transport rules that define their encounters with nutrients and signaling molecules. Here, we highlight the effects of mechanics on bacterial behaviors on surfaces at multiple length scales, from single bacteria to the development of multicellular bacterial communities such as biofilms.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Biozentrum > Infection Biology > Microbiology and Biophysics (Drescher)
UniBasel Contributors:Drescher, Knut
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Cell Press
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