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Researchers engineer bacteria to exhibit stochastic Turing patterns


June 20, 2018

A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University has brought science one step closer to a molecular-level understanding of how patterns form in living tissue. The researchers engineered bacteria that, when incubated and grown, exhibited stochastic Turing patterns: A "lawn" of synthesized bacteria in a Petri dish fluoresced an irregular pattern of red polka dots.Full Story

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University of Illinois College of Engineering

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