, Volume 51, Issue 6, pp 887–891

Solitonlike and nonsoliton modes of interaction of taxis waves (illustrated with an example of bacterial population waves)

  • M. A. Tsyganov
  • G. R. Ivanitsky
Cell Biophysics

DOI: 10.1134/S0006350906060066

Cite this article as:
Tsyganov, M.A. & Ivanitsky, G.R. BIOPHYSICS (2006) 51: 887. doi:10.1134/S0006350906060066


It was shown earlier that during collisions bacterial population waves may either penetrate one another or stop. In this communication, the mechanism of these two interaction modes is considered in detail. It is shown on the basis of theoretical and experimental results that this interaction is a graphic example confirming one of the characteristic properties of waves in cross-diffusion systems.

Key words

taxisbacterial wavesself-organizationcross-diffusionsolitons

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Tsyganov
    • 1
  • G. R. Ivanitsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical and Experimental BiophysicsRussian Academy of SciencesPushchino, Moscow oblastRussia