I will describe how we discovered a universal constraint on the shapes of tip-growing fungi, protists, plant, and bacterial cells that is imposed by the convergent mechanical mechanism of their cell growth. Interestingly, this constraint emerges as a "tipping-point" instability (think Malcom Gladwell) in the fitness landscape of tip-growing cells that separates fast-growing from slow-growing...
The Evolutionary Mechanics of Microbial Morphogenesis
Wednesday April 05, 2023
12 - 1 p.m.
Enrique Rojas, Enrique Rojas
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