Similarities Between Pattern Formation and Pattern Recognition (Interpretation) During Biological Development

@inproceedings{Meinhardt1979SimilaritiesBP,
  title={Similarities Between Pattern Formation and Pattern Recognition (Interpretation) During Biological Development},
  author={Hans Meinhardt},
  year={1979}
}
The development of a higher organism begins from a more or less homogeneous egg. The final complexity of structures must be generated during its development. Differences between parts of a developing system can be generated by reaction-diffusion mechanisms, as shown initially by TURING [l]. We have shown [2–4, see also the article by A.GIERER in this volume] that patterns can be produced if a short-ranging autocatalytic substance — the activator — interacts with its more rapidly diffusing… CONTINUE READING