Accession Number:

ADA029045

Title:

On the Relation between the Local Interaction of Cells and Their Global Transformation.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY N Y DEPT OF MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

When cellular interaction is mediated by chemicals, a pattern can arise due to the breakdown of a homogeneous state. A relatively simple explanation is given of how diffusion can give rise to the resulting dissipative structures. Theoretical examples are provided of patterns which can arise in predator prey interactions between two classes of cells. Work by the author and his colleagues on the initiation of slime mold aggregation is reviewed. The paper concludes with an outline of theory concerned with the generation and propagation of travelling waves in populations of chemotactic motile bacteria. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE