Traveling wave solutions for a bacteria system with density-suppressed motility

Roger Lui, Hirokazu Ninomiya
2017 Discrete and continuous dynamical systems. Series B  
In 2011, Liu et. al. proposed a three-component reaction-diffusion system to model the spread of bacteria and its signaling molecules (AHL) in an expanding cell population. At high AHL levels the bacteria are immotile, but diffuse with a positive diffusion constant at low distributions of AHL. In 2012, Fu et. al. studied a reduced system without considering nutrition and made heuristic arguments about the existence of traveling wave solutions. In this paper we provide rigorous proofs of the
more » ... tence of traveling wave solutions for the reduced system under some simple conditions of the model parameters. 2010 Mathematics Subject Classification. 35K57, 35K65, 92C17.
doi:10.3934/dcdsb.2018213 fatcat:47q7hpx5ijf4ve4oki5qhgtksa