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Research Article

Interconnected Cavernous Structure of Bacterial Fruiting Bodies

  • Cameron W. Harvey,

    Affiliations: Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America, Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Huijing Du,

    Affiliation: Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Zhiliang Xu,

    Affiliation: Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Dale Kaiser,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Igor Aranson mail,

    aronson@anl.gov (IA); malber@nd.edu (MA)

    Affiliations: Material Science Division, Argonne National Lab, Argonne, Illinois, United States of America, Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Mark Alber mail

    aronson@anl.gov (IA); malber@nd.edu (MA)

    Affiliations: Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America, Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Published: December 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002850

About the Authors

Cameron W. Harvey, Huijing Du, Zhiliang Xu, Mark Alber
Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America
Cameron W. Harvey, Mark Alber
Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America
Dale Kaiser
Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America
Igor Aranson
Material Science Division, Argonne National Lab, Argonne, Illinois, United States of America
Igor Aranson
Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States of America
Mark Alber
Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CWH IA MA. Performed the experiments: CWH IA. Analyzed the data: CWH HD ZX DK IA MA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CWH HD ZX DK IA MA. Wrote the paper: CWH HD ZX DK IA MA. Designed computational models: CWH HD ZX DK IA MA Ran simulations: CWH HD ZX Compared simulation results with experiments: CWH HD ZX DK IA MA.