BacterioFiles 280: Saccharomyces Smash Small Spaces

December 12, 2016

This episode: Microbes in tight spaces grow so much they can build up pressure and burst out!

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Show notes:
News item

Video: cells expanding walls of chamber
Video: cells squished together
Video: cells bursting out of chamber

Journal Paper:
Delarue M, Hartung J, Schreck C, Gniewek P, Hu L, Herminghaus S, Hallatschek O. 2016. Self-driven jamming in growing microbial populations. Nat Phys 12:762–766.

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