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Phys Rev Lett. 2002 Oct 21;89(17):178101. Epub 2002 Oct 8.

Time-delayed spread of viruses in growing plaques.

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Departament de Física, Universitat de Girona, Campus de Montilivi, 17071 Girona, Catalonia, Spain.

Abstract

The spread of viruses in growing plaques predicted by classical models is greater than that measured experimentally. There is a widespread belief that this discrepancy is due to biological factors. Here we show that the observed speeds can be satisfactorily predicted by a purely physical model that takes into account the delay time due to virus reproduction inside infected cells. No free or adjustable parameters are used.

PMID:
12398706
DOI:
10.1103/PhysRevLett.89.178101
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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