Session E1: Poster Session II (12:30-2:00PM)

12:30 PM–12:30 PM, Friday, November 11, 2011
UNI Center for Enery and Environmental Education Room: Rotunda

Chair: Andrew Stollenwerk, University of Northern Iowa

Abstract ID: BAPS.2011.PSF.E1.6

Abstract: E1.00006 : Individual-based Modeling of a \textit{Pseudomonas aeruginosa} Biofilm with Glucose Substrate

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  Matthew J. Steffens
    (Dept. of Physics, Doane College, Crete, NE)

  Barbara J. Clement
    (Dept. of Biology, Doane College, Crete, NE)

  Christopher D. Wentworth
    (Dept. of Physics, Doane College, Crete, NE)

Individual-based modeling is a technique for simulating the spatially explicit dynamics of a community of individuals that can each be in a different state. In this investigation we use IBM to simulate growth of a simple biofilm system: \textit{Pseudomonas aeruginosa} with a glucose substrate. The recently published IBM framework for microbial communities, iDynoMiCS, is used together with growth parameters from a recent kinetics study of this system to explore patterns of films over a 24 hour growth period for a two-dimensional and a 12 hour growth period for a three-dimensional model.

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