Origin of complexity in multicellular organisms.

@article{Furusawa2000OriginOC,
  title={Origin of complexity in multicellular organisms.},
  author={C. Furusawa and K. Kaneko},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2000},
  volume={84 26 Pt 1},
  pages={
          6130-3
        }
}
Through extensive studies of dynamical system modeling cellular growth and reproduction, we find evidence that complexity arises in multicellular organisms naturally through evolution. Without any elaborate control mechanism, these systems can exhibit complex pattern formation with spontaneous cell differentiation. Such systems employ a "cooperative" use of resources and maintain a larger growth speed than simple cell systems, which exist in a homogeneous state and behave "selfishly." The… Expand
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