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Aggregation territory formation and cell streaming in a model of the cellular slime mould Dictyostelium discoideum

Hofer, T. and Maini, P. K. (1996) Aggregation territory formation and cell streaming in a model of the cellular slime mould Dictyostelium discoideum. ZAMM Z. angew. Journal of Applied Mathematics & Mechanics, 76 (4). pp. 225-228.

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Abstract

A reaction-diffusion-advection model of multicellular morphogenesis during in the aggregation phase of the microorganism Dictyostelium discoideum is reviewed. Linear analysis identifies a novel chemotaxis-driven instability which appears to underlie the cell streaming phenomenon observed experimentally. Numerical simulations show that the model captures in considerable detail the establishment of aggregation territories and the formation of branching cell stream patterns which characterize aggregation in situ.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:n/a
Subjects:A - C > Biology and other natural sciences
Research Groups:Centre for Mathematical Biology
ID Code:463
Deposited By:Philip Maini
Deposited On:06 Dec 2006
Last Modified:20 Jul 2009 14:21

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