A model for hydranth regeneration in Tubularia

N. F. Britton, G. Joly, M. C. Duban

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Abstract

Pigment distribution presages hydranth regeneration in the marine hydroid Tubularia. We suggest that such a distribution could result from a reaction-diffusion system. A model system based on a practical reaction scheme is studied and spatial structures found which closely resemble this pigment distribution. Finite-amplitude spatial structures in reaction-diffusion systems are considered. Whereas in one spatial dimension the final structures are normally very similar to the transient patterns which emerge from a linear analysis, it is shown that in more than one dimension this is not necessarily the case. The reasons for this are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-321
Number of pages11
JournalBulletin of Mathematical Biology
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1983

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