A morpho-elastic model of hyphal tip growth in filamentous organisms

A. Goriely, M. Tabor, A. Tongen

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Abstract

The growth of filamentous cells is modeled through the use of exact, nonlinear, elasticity theory for shells and membranes. The biomechanical model is able to capture the generic features of growth of a broad array of cells including actinomycetes, fungi, and root hairs. It also provides the means of studying the effects of external surface stresses. The growth mechanism is modeled by a process of incremental elastic growth in which the cell wall responds elastically to the continuous addition of new material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIUTAM Symposium on Cellular, Molecular and Tissue Mechanics - Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium
Pages245-255
Number of pages11
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
EventIUTAM Symposium on Cellular, Molecular and Tissue Mechanics - Woods Hole, MA, United States
Duration: Jun 18 2008Jun 21 2008

Publication series

NameIUTAM Bookseries
Volume16
ISSN (Print)1875-3507

Other

OtherIUTAM Symposium on Cellular, Molecular and Tissue Mechanics
CountryUnited States
CityWoods Hole, MA
Period6/18/086/21/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Goriely, A., Tabor, M., & Tongen, A. (2010). A morpho-elastic model of hyphal tip growth in filamentous organisms. In IUTAM Symposium on Cellular, Molecular and Tissue Mechanics - Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium (pp. 245-255). (IUTAM Bookseries; Vol. 16). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3348-2_21