Amoeboid organism solves complex nutritional challenges.

@article{Dussutour2010AmoeboidOS,
  title={Amoeboid organism solves complex nutritional challenges.},
  author={Audrey Dussutour and Tanya Latty and Madeleine Beekman and Stephen J. Simpson},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={107 10},
  pages={4607-11}
}
A fundamental question in nutritional biology is how distributed systems maintain an optimal supply of multiple nutrients essential for life and reproduction. In the case of animals, the nutritional requirements of the cells within the body are coordinated by the brain in neural and chemical dialogue with sensory systems and peripheral organs. At the level of an insect society, the requirements for the entire colony are met by the foraging efforts of a minority of workers responding to cues… CONTINUE READING