A computer simulation of geometrical configurations during cell division.

@article{Honda1984ACS,
  title={A computer simulation of geometrical configurations during cell division.},
  author={Hisao Honda and Hidetoshi Yamanaka and Marina Dan-Sohkawa},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={1984},
  volume={106 3},
  pages={423-35}
}
A process of cell division in the blastular wall of the starfish, Asterina pectinifera, was observed, and an attempt was made to model with a computer simulation the way in which cell number increases in such a tissue. Dividing cells at stages between the 2(11)-cell and the beginning of rotation were observed to shift these positions to the outer surface of the cell sheet by rounding up, after which they divide and slip back into the sheet as two columnar daughter cells. The change of a… CONTINUE READING