Are motorways rational from slime mould's point of view?

  title={Are motorways rational from slime mould's point of view?},
  author={Andrew I. Adamatzky and Selim G. Akl and Ram{\'o}n Alonso-Sanz and Wesley van Dessel and Zuwairie Ibrahim and Andrew Ilachinski and Jeff Dale Jones and Anne Kayem and Genaro Ju{\'a}rez Mart{\'i}nez and Pedro Paulo Balbi de Oliveira and Mikhail Prokopenko and Theresa Schubert and Peter M. A. Sloot and Emanuele Strano and Xin-She Yang},
  journal={International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems},
  pages={230 - 248}
  • A. Adamatzky, S. Akl, Xin-She Yang
  • Published 13 March 2012
  • Environmental Science
  • International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems
We analyse the results of our experimental laboratory approximation of motorway networks with slime mould Physarum polycephalum. Motorway networks of 14 geographical areas are considered: Australia, Africa, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Iberia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, UK and USA. For each geographical entity, we represented major urban areas by oat flakes and inoculated the slime mould in a capital. After slime mould spanned all urban areas with a network of its… 

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