Shapes and Self-Movement in Protocell Systems

  title={Shapes and Self-Movement in Protocell Systems},
  author={Keisuke Suzuki and Takashi Ikegami},
  journal={Artificial Life},
The effect of shapes on self-movement has been studied with an extended model of autopoiesis. Autopoiesis is known as a theory of self-boundary maintenance. In this study, not only the autopoietic generation of the self-boundary, but also the emergence of self-motility, has been examined. As a result of computer simulations, it has been found that different membrane shapes cause different types of self-movement. A kind of chemotaxis has been observed for some shapes. The mechanism of chemotaxis… CONTINUE READING


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