Can morphogenesis be understood in terms of physical rules?

@article{Takaki2005CanMB,
  title={Can morphogenesis be understood in terms of physical rules?},
  author={Ryuji Takaki},
  journal={Journal of Biosciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={30},
  pages={87-92}
}
Because the morphogenesis of biological systems is not fully understood, researches from various points of view are necessary. The present author has recently made computer simulations with his colleagues to construct branching systems of human organs, such as the lung airway and the liver blood vessels. In the simulations certain rules are assumed to govern bifurcating processes of the systems. These rules are expressed in terms of physical and geometrical concepts, such as minimum energy… CONTINUE READING
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