Winters, K. H. and Myerscough, M. R. and Maini, P. K. and Murray, J. D. (1991) Tracking bifurcating solutions of a model biological pattern generator. Impact of Computing in Science and Engineering, 2 (4). pp. 355-371.
We study heterogeneous steady-state solutions of a cell-chemotaxis model for generating biological spatial patterns in two-dimensional domains with zero flux boundary conditions. We use the finite-element package ENTWIFE to investigate bifurcation from the uniform solution as the chemotactic parameter varies and as the domain scale and geometry change. We show that this simple cell-chemotaxis model can produce a remarkably wide and surprising range of complex spatial patterns.
|Subjects:||A - C > Biology and other natural sciences|
|Research Groups:||Centre for Mathematical Biology|
|Deposited By:||Philip Maini|
|Deposited On:||13 Dec 2006|
|Last Modified:||20 Jul 2009 14:22|
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