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MPIDS Colloquium

MPIDS Colloquium: Collective behaviors of motile bacteria

  • Date: Sep 18, 2019
  • Time: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Speaker: Prof. Victor Sourjik
  • MPI Terrestrial Microbiology
  • Location: Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation (MPIDS)
  • Room: MPIDS Riemannraum (1.40)
  • Host: MPIDS / LMP
  • Contact: philip.bittihn@ds.mpg.de
Bacterial chemotaxis is the best understood paradigm of bacterial behavior, typically associated with nutrient foraging by individual cells. In contrast, the importance of motility and chemotaxis in col- lective behaviors of bacteria remains little studied. Here, I will discuss the role played by chemotaxis in (i) formation of suspended multicellular aggregates that consist of one or multiple bacterial species; (ii) attachment to the surface and subsequent formation of biofilms; and (iii) self-organized collective behavior at high density of swimming cells.
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