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The mathematics of patterning

posted Feb 10, 2011, 7:14 AM by Rajiv S

From: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK10126/

Figure 1.21. A photograph of the snail Oliva porphyria (left), and a computer model of the same snail (right) in which the growth parameters of the shell and its pigmentation pattern were both mathematically generated.

A photograph of the snail Oliva porphyria (left), and a computer model of the same snail (right) in which the growth parameters of the shell and its pigmentation pattern were both mathematically generated.

(From Meinhardt 1998; computer image courtesy of D. Fowler, P. Prusinkiewicz, and H. Meinhardt.)

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