Biological Pattern Formation : from Basic Mechanisms to Complex Structures

@inproceedings{Koch2013BiologicalPF,
  title={Biological Pattern Formation : from Basic Mechanisms to Complex Structures},
  author={Amelia J. Koch and Hans Meinhardt},
  year={2013}
}
The reliable development of highly complex organisms is an intriguing and fascinating problem. The genetic material is, as a rule, the same in each cell of an organism. How do then cells, under the influence of their common genes, produce spatial patterns ? Simple models are discussed that describe the generation of patterns out of an initially nearly homogeneous state. They are based on nonlinear interactions of at least two chemicals and on their diffusion. The concepts of local autocatalysis… CONTINUE READING