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Multicellular organization by a non-diffusible signal: Mathematical and experimental analysis of morphogenetic cell movements in myxobacteria

01/2006 - 12/2007

The main objective of this project is the construction and quantitative analysis of mathematical models describing the stages of development towards a three-dimensional fruiting body starting from individual cells. Model predictions will be validated in experiments with aggregates of myxobacteria. A particular goal is to explore how non-diffusible morphogens induce and organize collective cell movements.

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