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Biophys J. 1974 Nov;14(11):825-34.

A mathematical model for bacterial chemotaxis.

Abstract

A differential equation describing the chemotactic migration of a bacterial population in a fixed exponential gradient of attractant has been integrated using the appropriate boundary conditions. The solution predicts an initial bacterial accumulation at the concentration "knee" with the final distribution of bacteria approaching a time-independent state. Specific additional experiments to obtain further data for a rigorous test of the theory are suggested.

PMID:
4433673
PMCID:
PMC1334578
DOI:
10.1016/S0006-3495(74)85952-7
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