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Pattern formation in heterogeneous domains

Benson, D. L. and Maini, P. K. and Sherratt, J. A. (1993) Pattern formation in heterogeneous domains. In: Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Biological Pattern Formation. n/a, n/a (n/a). Plenum Press, New York, USA, pp. 29-32.



Development of spatial pattern in the early embryo results from the interaction of several processes in a complex hierarchy of mechanisms. Most models for morphogenesis to date have, however, focussed on a particular mechanism. Although such models are capable of capturing some aspects of development they are inconsistent with key experimental observations. Here we consider a two-step hierarchy of patterning mechanisms in which the spatial pattern of a control chemical regulates morphogen diffusivity in an overlaying reaction diffusion system.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:n/a
Subjects:A - C > Biology and other natural sciences
Research Groups:Centre for Mathematical Biology
ID Code:508
Deposited By: Philip Maini
Deposited On:13 Dec 2006
Last Modified:29 May 2015 18:23

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