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Two-stage Turing model for generating pigment patterns on the leopard and the jaguar

Liu, R. T. and Liaw, S. S. and Maini, P. K. (2006) Two-stage Turing model for generating pigment patterns on the leopard and the jaguar. Physical Review E, 74 (1). 011914-1-011914-8.

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Abstract

Based on the results of phylogenetic analysis, which showed that flecks are the primitive pattern of the felid family and all other patterns including rosettes and blotches develop from it, we construct a Turing reaction-diffusion model which generates spot patterns initially. Starting from this spotted pattern, we successfully generate patterns of adult leopards and jaguars by tuning parameters of the model in the subsequent phase of patterning.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:A - C > Biology and other natural sciences
Research Groups:Centre for Mathematical Biology
ID Code:320
Deposited By:Philip Maini
Deposited On:08 Nov 2006
Last Modified:20 Jul 2009 14:20

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