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A predictive model for color pattern formation in the buttery 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 buttery wing of Papilio dardanus. Hiroshima Mathematical Journal, 32 (2). pp. 325-336.

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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. London. 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.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:reaction-diffusion; color pattern formation; butterfly wing; Papilio dardanus, Gierer-Meinhardt, finite elements.
Subjects:A - C > Biology and other natural sciences
Research Groups:Centre for Mathematical Biology
ID Code:388
Deposited By:Philip Maini
Deposited On:17 Nov 2006
Last Modified:20 Jul 2009 14:20

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