A mathematical analysis for the description of the shape of a growing surface fungal colony in the three-dimensional space is presented. The growth phenomenon under consideration is decoupled into a horizontal growth process and a vertical growth process. We show that the radius of a fungal colony increases exponentially in the early stage, and increases at a constant rate at large times. The present kinetic model predicts that a growing fungal colony comprises a disk-shaped base, a flat circular top, and a concave-upward side surface.
|頁（從 - 到）||1-6|
|期刊||Journal of the Chinese Institute of Chemical Engineers|
|出版狀態||已出版 - 1月 1991|