Self-organized Bacterial Evolutionary Dynamics: Fractal Characteristics

  • Saurabh Shanu
  • Sudeepto Bhattacharya
  • Ajay Prasad
  • Apurva Gupta
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 624)


In recent years, a new theory of the evolution of microbes under normal and stressed conditions has emerged, mainly in reference with the development of fractals and of self-organized mapping (SOM) concepts. This theory has much improved our understanding of the growth pattern of microbes like bacteria which determine their dynamics of evolution. In the first part of this paper, the main ideas in the theory of microbial self-organization are outlined, and some remarkable features of the resulting growth patterns are presented. In the second part, we apply conceptual tools developed in the context of fractal geometry to the study of the scaling properties of the bacterial growth in context with SOM patterns. We observe that such growth patterns appear to be more complex than simple fractals, although in some cases a simple fractal framework may be adequate for their description.


Fractals Bacteria Evolution Self-organized maps Evolution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saurabh Shanu
    • 1
  • Sudeepto Bhattacharya
    • 2
  • Ajay Prasad
    • 3
  • Apurva Gupta
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Virtualization, School of Computer Science & EngineeringUniversity of Petroleum and Energy StudiesBidholi, DehradunIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics, School of Natural SciencesShiv Nadar UniversityGreater Noida, Gautam Buddha NagarIndia
  3. 3.Department of Cyber Platform, School of Computer Science & EngineeringUniversity of Petroleum and Energy StudiesBidholi, DehradunIndia
  4. 4.Department of Informatics, School of Computer Science & EngineeringUniversity of Petroleum and Energy StudiesBidholi, DehradunIndia

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