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Control of diffusion-driven pattern formation behind a wave of competency

  title={Control of diffusion-driven pattern formation behind a wave of competency},
  author={Yue Liu and Philip K. Maini and Ruth E. Baker},
In certain biological contexts, such as the plumage patterns of birds and stripes on certain species of fishes, pattern formation takes place behind a so-called “wave of competency”. Currently, the effects of a wave of competency on the patterning outcome is not well-understood. In this study, we use Turing’s diffusion-driven instability model to study pattern formation behind a wave of competency, under a range of wave speeds. Numerical simulations show that in one spatial dimension a slower… 


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