InforBIO is an e-Workbench for databasing, classification and identification of microbes. InforBIO can identify the phenotypic characteristics that discriminate and are associated with the clusters of a phylogenetic tree.
BacSim is a simulator for individual-based modelling of bacterial colony growth. The potential of this approach is in relating the properties of microscopic entities – cells – to the properties of macroscopic, complex systems such as biofilms. Here, the growth of a single Escherichia coli cell into a colony was studied.
One of the measures of virulence of different strains of an organism is the competitive index. In this model, a mixed infection is performed in a single host with the assumption that the more fit strain will outperform the other. The current standard is to report competitive index (CI), the ratio of recovered colony forming units of one strain to the other. While this information is informative, it discards overall organ-load information due to the one-dimensional nature of the CI.
COP is for generation of plots which preserve this information. Paired t-test statisitcs are calculated.