'The Forms of Tissues, or Cell-aggregates': D'Arcy Thompson's influence and its limits.

Abstract

In two chapters of his book On Growth and Form, D'Arcy Thompson used numerous biological and physical observations to show how principles from mathematics and physics - such as pressure differences, surface tension and viscosity - could explain cell shapes and packing within tissues. In this Review, we depict influences that enabled the genesis of his ideas… (More)
DOI: 10.1242/dev.151233

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