Dictyostelium: The Mathematician's Organism

Author(s): A.J. Durston

Journal Name: Current Genomics

Volume 14 , Issue 6 , 2013


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Abstract:

This article was to have been written by Kees Weijer, an outstanding pioneer in Dictyostelium research. It was (and is) to celebrate J.T. Bonner’s and Weijer’s contributions to the field and those of the other great pioneers. Unfortunately, Weijer was unable to write his article, due to ill health and since I have some knowledge of this field, I took it over. The article summarises some main results and ideas in Dictyostelium research and their relevance for development of more advanced organisms.

Keywords: Dictyostelium, Excitable medium, Waves, Spirals, Dislocation, Somitogenesis.

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VOLUME: 14
ISSUE: 6
Year: 2013
Published on: 31 August, 2013
Page: [355 - 360]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/13892029113149990010
Price: $65

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