Cylindrical yeast colonies
Biologists have shown that yeast can be grown vertically upwards from an agar plate to form cylindrical colonies.
The height of these colonies were found to grow linearly in time. However, this is counter-intuitive as we usually expect micro-organisms to grow exponentially.
In this project, we use mathematical cellular automata models to explore cell proliferation and to explain why this growth is linear.
Anthony John Gallo