Aragón, J. L. and Torres, M. and Gil, D. and Barrio, R. A. and Maini, P. K. (2002) How to generate pentagonal symmetry using Turing systems. Physical Review E, 65 (5). 051913-1-051913-9.
Official URL: http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRE/v65/e051913
We explore numerically the formation of Turing patterns in a confined circular domain with small aspect ratio. Our results show that stable fivefold patterns are formed over a well defined range of disk sizes, offering a possible mechanism for inducing the fivefold symmetry observed in early development of regular echinoids. Using this pattern as a seed, more complex biological structures can be mimicked, such as the pigmentation pattern of sea urchins and the plate arrangements of the calyxes of primitive camerate crinoids.
|Subjects:||A - C > Biology and other natural sciences|
|Research Groups:||Centre for Mathematical Biology|
|Deposited By:||Philip Maini|
|Deposited On:||20 Nov 2006|
|Last Modified:||20 Jul 2009 14:20|
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