(Princeton University, Engineering School) Belying their slimy natures, the sticky patches of bacteria called biofilms often form intricate, starburst-like patterns as they grow. Now, researchers at Princeton University have combined expertise in molecular biology, mechanical engineering and mathematical modeling to unravel the physical processes underlying these curious crinkles.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/pues-mfs032320.php