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A Predictive Model for Color Pattern Formation in the Butterfly Wing of Papilio dardanus

Madzvamuse, A. and Maini, P. K. and Wathen, A. J. and Sekimura, T. (2002) A Predictive Model for Color Pattern Formation in the Butterfly Wing of Papilio dardanus. Technical Report. Unspecified. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Previously, we have proposed a mathematical model based on a modified Turing mechanism to account for pigmentation patterning in the butterfly wing of Papilio dardanus, well-known for the spectacular phenotypic polymorphism in the female of the species (Sekimura, et al., Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 267, 851-859 (2000)). In the present paper, we use our model to predict the outcome of a number of different types of cutting experiments and compare our results with those of a model based on different hypotheses.

This paper is dedicated to Professor Masayasu Mimura on his sixtieth birthday

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:1220
Deposited By:Lotti Ekert
Deposited On:19 May 2011 07:38
Last Modified:19 May 2011 07:38

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