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Pigmentation of pattern formation in the butterfly wing of Papilio dardanus

Sekimura, T. and Madzvamuse, A. and Wathen, A. J. and Maini, P. K. (2002) Pigmentation of pattern formation in the butterfly wing of Papilio dardanus. Technical Report. Unspecified. (Submitted)

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Abstract

We investigate pigmentation patterns in the butterfly wing of Papilio Dardanus by numerical simulations of a reaction-diffusion model on a geometrically accurate wing domain. Our results suggest that the wing coloration is due to a simple underlying stripe-like pattern of some pigment-inducing morphogen. In this paper, we present some of our numerical results and discuss the validity of our model by comparing our results with pictures of male and female wing patterns of the butterfly.

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:1210
Deposited By:Lotti Ekert
Deposited On:19 May 2011 07:40
Last Modified:19 May 2011 07:40

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