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Using mathematical models to help understand biological pattern formation

Maini, P. K. (2004) Using mathematical models to help understand biological pattern formation. Comptes Rendus Biologies, 327 (3). pp. 225-234.



One of the characteristics of biological systems is their ability to produce and sustain spatial and spatio-temporal pattern. Elucidating the underlying mechanisms responsible for this phenomenon has been the goal of much experimental and theoretical research. This paper illustrates this area of research by presenting some of the mathematical models that have been proposed to account for pattern formation in biology and considering their implications.To cite this article: P.K. Maini, C. R. Biologies 327 (2004).

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:self-organisation; cell movement; chemotaxis; coat markings; slime mold
Subjects:A - C > Biology and other natural sciences
Research Groups:Centre for Mathematical Biology
ID Code:368
Deposited By: Philip Maini
Deposited On:16 Nov 2006
Last Modified:29 May 2015 18:20

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