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Filamentous molecules tend to spontaneously assemble into liquid crystalline droplets with a tactoid morphology in the environments with the high concentration on non-adsorbing molecules. Tactoids of filamentous Pf bacteriophage, such as those produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, have been linked with increased antibiotic tolerance. We modelled this system and show that tactoids, composed of filamentous Pf virions, can lead to antibiotic tolerance by acting as an adsorptive diffusion barrier.doi:10.1101/2021.12.03.471163 fatcat:bdqiynmd45e4dpfaokl2i3us4a