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Morphogen-defined patterning of Escherichia coli enabled by an externally tunable band-pass filter

Takayuki Sohka, Richard A Heins and Marc Ostermeier*

Journal of Biological Engineering 2009, 3:10  doi:10.1186/1754-1611-3-10

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sharp bands?

Drew Endy   (2010-01-13 13:03)  Stanford & BBF email

This is terrifically exciting work. Congratulations!

I am wondering how you think about the crispness / sharpness of the bands of cell growth or fluorescence (as shown in Figures 3 & 4)? What's responsible for making this work so well? How far do you think the tuning of the sharpness of the bands can be pushed?

Thanks!
Drew

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