Format

Send to

Choose Destination
J Theor Biol. 2003 May 21;222(2):211-8.

Biomechanical models of hyphal growth in actinomycetes.

Author information

1
Program in Applied Mathematics and Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona, Building #89, Tucson 85721, USA. goriely@math.arizona.edu

Abstract

The tip growth of filamentary actinomycetes is investigated within the framework of large deformation membrane theory in which the cell wall is represented as a growing elastic membrane with geometry-dependent elastic properties. The model exhibits realistic hyphal shapes and indicates a self-similar tip growth mechanism consistent with that observed in experiments. It also demonstrates a simple mechanism for hyphal swelling and beading that is observed in the presence of a lysing agent.

PMID:
12727456
DOI:
10.1016/s0022-5193(03)00029-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center