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Wave patterns in one-dimensional nonlinear degenerate diffusion equations

Sánchez-Garduño, F. and Maini, P. K. (1993) Wave patterns in one-dimensional nonlinear degenerate diffusion equations. In: Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Biological Pattern Formation. Plenum Press, New York, USA, pp. 83-86.



Several different types of wave patterns occur in physiology, chemistry and biology. In many cases such phenomena are modelled by reactive-diffusive parabolic systems (see, for example, Fisher 1937; Kolmogorov et al. 1937; Winfree 1988; Murray 1989; Swinney & Krinsky 1992). In many biological and physical situations, dispersal is modelled by a density-dependent diffusion coefficient, for example, the bacterium Rhizobium diffuses through the roots of some leguminosae plants according to a nonlinear diffusive law (Lara-Ochoa & Bustos 1990); nonlinear diffusion has been observed in the dispersion of some insects (Okubo 1980) and small rodents (Meyers & Krebs 1974).

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:n/a
Subjects:A - C > Biology and other natural sciences
Research Groups:Centre for Mathematical Biology
ID Code:506
Deposited By: Philip Maini
Deposited On:13 Dec 2006
Last Modified:29 May 2015 18:23

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