Models of coral growth: spontaneous branching, compactification and the Laplacian growth assumption.

@article{Merks2003ModelsOC,
  title={Models of coral growth: spontaneous branching, compactification and the Laplacian growth assumption.},
  author={Roeland M H Merks and Alfons G. Hoekstra and Jaap A. Kaandorp and Peter M A Sloot},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={224 2},
  pages={153-66}
}
In stony corals it is often observed that specimens collected from a sheltered growth site have more open and more thinly branched growth forms than specimens of the same species from more exposed growth sites, where stronger water currents are found. This observation was explained using an abiotic computational model inspired by coral growth, in which the growth velocity depended locally on the absorption of a resource dispersed by advection and diffusion (Kaandorp and Sloot, J. Theor. Biol… CONTINUE READING
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