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Motion analysis of flagellar bacteria
Author(s): Maide Bucolo; Adriano Basile; Luigi Fortuna; Mattia Frasca
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Paper Abstract

Nanotechnology finds in flagellar bacteria an uncomparable example of a very efficient and miniaturized motor. This and the complex behavior of the bacteria colonies growth in a self-organized way make the study of flagellar bacteria very important and appealing for possible applications. For these reasons in this work single bacterium motion and colonies growth have been studied by applying nonlinear methods. The characterization of the single bacterium motion leads to the conclusion that determinism (due to chemotaxis) is predominant with respect to random terms. This result is confirmed by the possibility of modelling the case study of colonies growth through an activation/inhibition dynamics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5467, Fluctuations and Noise in Biological, Biophysical, and Biomedical Systems II, (25 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.548626
Show Author Affiliations
Maide Bucolo, Univ. degli Studi di Catania (Italy)
Adriano Basile, Univ. degli Studi di Catania (Italy)
Luigi Fortuna, Univ. degli Studi di Catania (Italy)
Mattia Frasca, Univ. degli Studi di Catania (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5467:
Fluctuations and Noise in Biological, Biophysical, and Biomedical Systems II
Derek Abbott; Sergey M. Bezrukov; Andras Der; Angel Sanchez, Editor(s)

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