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Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Biological Pattern Formation

Proceedings of a NATO ARW held in Oxford, United Kingdom, August 27-31, 1992

Series: Nato Science Series A:, Vol. 259

Othmer, Hans, Maini, Philip, Murray, James D. (Eds.)

1993, IX, 388 p.

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  • About this book

This volume contains the proceedings of the NATO ARW on 'Biological Pattern Formation' held at Merton College, University of Oxford, on 27-31 August, 1992. The objective of the workshop was to bring together a select group of theoreticians and experimental biologists to present the latest results in the area of biological pattern formation and to foster interactiqn across dis- plines. The workshop was divided into 5 main areas: (i) limb development, (ii) Dictyostelium discoideum, (iii) Drosophila, (iv) cell movement, (v) g- eral pattern formation. We thank all the participants for their contributions, enthusiasm, and willingness to collaborate. There was a genuine, open, and extremely fru- ful interaction between the experimentalists and theoreticians which made the workshop a success. We also thank The Welcome Trust for providing additional funding. The local organization fell mainly on Denise McKittrick and Beverley Bhaskhare at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford, and Jeanette Hudson and the staff of Merton College. We greatly appreciate their help and patience. We also thank Jonathan Sherratt, Wendy Brandts and Debbie Benson for helping out in the conference and for providing a happy welcome to parti- pants on a typically cold, wet and windy English summer day.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Drosophila - development - genes - growth - microorganisms

Related subjects » Animal Sciences - Evolutionary & Developmental Biology - Human Genetics - Plant Sciences

Table of contents 

General Modes of Pattern Formation; J.D. Murray. Process and Outcome; P. Alberch, M.J. Blanco. Retinoic Acid Cannot be the Morphogen in Reaction Diffusion Models for the Formation of the Chick Wing Bud; Y. Almirantis, S. Papageorgiou. Pattern Formation in Heterogeneous Domains; D.L. Benson, et al. A Field Model of Symmetry Reversals in the Pattern Regulation of a Cell; W.A.M. Brandts. Patterning in Limbs; S.V. Bryant, et al. The Development of a Spatial Pattern in a Model for Cancer Growth; M.A.J. Chaplain. Sequential and Synchronous Skin Pattern Formation; G.C. Cruywagen, et al. Control of Gap Junction Permeability Can Control Pattern Formation in Limb Development; R. Dillon, H.G. Othmer. Mapping Gene Activities into Morphological Patterns in Drosophila; B. Goodwin, S. Kauffman. Trajectories of Swimming Microorganisms and Continuum Models of Bioconvection; N.A. Hill. The Chicken and the Egg; T.J. Horder. 20 additional articles. Index.

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