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Theories of biological pattern formation

Theories of biological pattern formation

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Published by Royal Societyof London in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementa discussion organized by S. Brenner, J. D. Murray and L. Wolpert.
SeriesPhilosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London -- Vol. 295, no. 1078
ContributionsBrenner, S., Wolpert, L.
The Physical Object
Paginationp.p. 425-617
Number of Pages617
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14445825M

Networks pervade social and economic life, and they play a prominent role in explaining a huge variety of social and economic phenomena. Standard economic theory did not give much credit to the role of networks until the early s, but since then the study of the theory of networks has blossomed. At the heart of this research is the idea that the pattern of connections between individual. One of the central issues in developmental biology is the formation of spatial pattern in the embryo. A number of theories have been proposed to account for this phenomenon. The most widely studied is reaction diffusion theory, which proposes that a chemical pre-pattern is .

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Various competing theories are outlined in Ageing Theories. Pattern formation. We have a good understanding of pattern formation in some systems, such as the early insect embryo, but the generation of many patterns in nature cannot be explained easily, e.g. the stripes in zebras or many snakes, such as coral snakes. A Theory of Biological Pattern Formation. A Theory of Biological Pattern Formation Kybernetik. Dec;12(1) doi: /BF Authors A Gierer, H Meinhardt. PMID: DOI: /BF MeSH terms Computers Mathematics.


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While there are various books treating cellular automaton modeling, this interdisciplinary work is the first one covering biological applications. The book is divided into three parts: Part I deals with general principles, theories, and models of pattern formation; Part II examines cellular automaton modeling; and Part III explains various.

A Theory of Biological Pattern Formation A. Gierer and H. Meinhardt Max-Planck-Institut ftir Virusforschung, Ttibingen, Germany Received: September 8, Abstract One of the elementary processes in morphogenesis is the formation of a spatial pattern of tissue structures, starting from almost homogeneous tissue.

While there are various books treating cellular automaton modeling, this interdisciplinary work is the first one covering biological applications. The book is divided into three parts: Part I deals with general principles, theories, and models of pattern formation; Part II examines cellular automaton modeling; and Part III explains various 5/5(1).

One of the elementary processes in morphogenesis is the formation of a spatial pattern of tissue structures, starting from almost homogeneous tissue. It will be shown that relatively simple molecular mechanisms based on auto- and cross catalysis can account for a primary pattern of morphogens to determine pattern formation of the tissue.

The theory is based on short range Cited by:   The Royal Society devoted the 25th and 26th of March to a discussion of theories of biological pattern formation meeting reviewed the work of the last decade in a style that should make it intelligible to the general reader, and it provided Cited by: Biological patterns such as animal markings, the segmentation of animals, and phyllotaxis are formed in different ways.

In developmental biology, pattern formation describes the mechanism by which initially equivalent cells in a developing tissue in an embryo assume complex forms and functions.

Embryogenesis, such as of the fruit fly Drosophila, involves coordinated control of cell fates. Not only de-novo-pattern formation, but also well known, striking features of developmental regulation such as induction, inhibition, and proportion regulation can be explained on this basis.

The theory provides a mathematical recipe for the construction of molecular models with criteria for the necessary non-linear interactions. Models of Biological Pattern Formation | Hans Meinhard | download | B–OK.

Download books for free. Find books. Biological Pattern Formation: from Basic Mechanisms to Complex rival theories. In this way, theoretical considerations pro- chemical gradients play a key role in pattern formation and cell differentiation.

For instance, it has been ob-served that the protein bicoid has a graded concentra. This is important in the context of biological pattern formation, as not only do patterns need to form, but, also, in many cases, it is imperative that the transition sequences are reliably reproducible.

However, even this mechanism is not without its problems as robust doubling is only realized within a specific (but large) region of growth rates.

A theory of biological pattern formation One of the elementary processes in morphogenesis is the formation of a spatial pattern of tissue structures, starting from almost homogeneous tissue.

It will be shown that relatively simple molecular mechanisms based on auto- and cross catalysis can account for a primary pattern of morphogens to. Journals & Books; Help Since all biological processes are assumed to be accomplished by the interaction of molecules, a theory of biological pattern formation has to describe the changes of concentrations in space and time as function of the local concentration of the relevant substances involved.

Biological Pattern Formation Shigeru Kondo1* and Takashi Miura2 The Turing, or reaction-diffusion (RD), model is one of the best-known theoretical models used to explain self-regulated pattern formation in the developing animal embryo.

Although its real-world relevance was long debated, a number of compelling examples have gradually alleviated. A physical chemist by training, he was inspired to study biological form and n developmental biology found something different and immensely exciting: a field with a Great Unknown' as he wrote in his book Kinetic Theory of Living Pattern.

o pursue it is like trying to account for the rainbow in the 14th century, to do celestial mechanics. establishment of secondary centres, pattern formation in 2 dimensions, and an extension of the theory to oscillatory processes are discussed.

Biological examples to be considered are growing and budding hydra, the developing frog retina, and cellular slime moulds. AUTOCATALYTIC FEATURES IN PATTERN FORMATION.

A discussion of some of these mechanisms in relation to more recent findings on the molecular-genetic level is provided in: Meinhardt,H () Models of biological pattern formation: from elementary steps to the organization of embryonic axes Curr.

Top. Dev. Biol. 81, [reprint PDF]. Abstract. Most studies of pattern formation place particular emphasis on its role in the development of complex multicellular body plans. In simpler organisms, however, pattern formation is intrinsic to growth and behavior. Inspired by one such organism, the true slime mold Physarum polycephalum, we present examples of complex emergent pattern formation and evolution formed.

of Biological Pattern Formation Characterization, Examples, and Analysis Second Edition a thought-provoking and entertaining history of theories of pattern formation going back to the ancient Greeks and, through 14 chapters, brings the reader problems in the context of biological pattern formation.

The book provides. Models of Biological Pattern Formation (Academic Press, London, ) The book begins by discussing mechanisms which have the ability to generate biological patterns. Self-organization, also called (in the social sciences) spontaneous order, is a process where some form of overall order arises from local interactions between parts of an initially disordered process can be spontaneous when sufficient energy is available, not needing control by any external agent.

It is often triggered by seemingly random fluctuations, amplified by positive feedback. This book focuses on a challenging application field of cellular automata: pattern formation in biological systems, such as the growth of microorganisms, dynamics of cellular tissue and tumors, and formation of pigment cell patterns.Modeling Biological Pattern Formation in Embryology The mechanisms that generate pattern and form in embryogenesis are unknown.

Re­ alistic modeling tries to incorporate known biological facts into coherent and rational physicochemical model mechanisms that orchestrate the pattern formation process. Such models can be used to provide the.This richly illustrated book discusses spatio-temporal patterns generated by two classes of mathematical models (of hyperbolic and kinetic types) that have been increasingly used in the past several years to describe various biological and ecological communities.