Fractal scaling of microbial colonies affects growth

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Abstract

The growth dynamics of filamentary microbial colonies is investigated. Fractality of the fungal or actinomycetes colonies is shown both theoretically and in numerical experiments to play an important role. The growth observed in real colonies is described by the assumption of time-dependent fractality related to the different ages of various parts of the colony. The theoretical results are compared to a simulation based on branching random walks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number031915
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume71
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005

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Fractal scaling of microbial colonies affects growth. / Károlyi, G.

In: Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, Vol. 71, No. 3, 031915, 03.2005.

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