Micro-scale spatial expansion of microbial cells and mobile genetic elements.

Barth F. Smets, Jan-Ulrich Kreft, Dani Or, Arnaud Dechesne, Gamze Gulez, Laurent Lardon, Brian Merkey, Jose Seoane, Gang Wang

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Microbes can actively explore their local spatial environment when sufficiently hydrated pathways are present - mobile gene elements can also travel in local environments when cellular density is sufficient. In this presentation, I will present our efforts at predicting the dynamics of these two processes, and how they are affected by physical and biological constraints, using spatially-explicit agent-based models.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2012
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event14th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology: The Power of the Small - Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 19 Aug 201224 Aug 2012
Conference number: 14


Conference14th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology
LocationBella Center
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