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Pigmentation pattern formation in butterflies - Experiments and Models -

Nijhout, H. F. and Maini, P. K. and Madzvamuse, A. and Wathen, A. J. and Sekimura, T. (2003) Pigmentation pattern formation in butterflies - Experiments and Models -. Technical Report. COMPTES RENDUS. (Submitted)



Butterfly pigmentation patterns are one of the most spectacular and vivid examples of pattern formation in biology. They have attracted much attention from experimentalists and theoreticians, who have tried to understand the underlying genetic, chemical and physical processes that lead to patterning. In this paper, we present a brief review of this field by first considering the generation of the localised, eyespot, patterns and then the formation of more globally controlled patterns. We present some new results applied to pattern formation on the wing of the mimetic butterfly Papilio dardanus.

Item Type:Technical Report (Technical Report)
Subjects:A - C > Biology and other natural sciences
H - N > Numerical analysis
Research Groups:Numerical Analysis Group
ID Code:1204
Deposited By: Lotti Ekert
Deposited On:19 May 2011 06:37
Last Modified:29 May 2015 18:54

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