Hydrodynamic simulation of multicellular embryo invagination.

@article{Pouille2008HydrodynamicSO,
  title={Hydrodynamic simulation of multicellular embryo invagination.},
  author={Philippe-Alexandre Pouille and Emmanuel Farge},
  journal={Physical biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={015005}
}
The mechanical aspects of embryonic morphogenesis have been widely analysed by numerical simulations of invagination in sea urchins and Drosophila gastrulation. Finite element models, which describe the tissue as a continuous medium, lead to the global invagination morphogenesis observed in vivo. Here we develop a simulation of multicellular embryo invagination that allows access to both cellular and multicellular mechanical behaviours of the embryo. In this model, the tissue is composed of… CONTINUE READING

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