The bulletin of mathematical biophysics

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 57–62 | Cite as

The dynamics of cell constriction during division

  • N. Rashevsky


The approximate equation is derived for the rate of constriction of a dividing cell, describing the phenomenon from its early stages. The equation previously derived by G. Young for the case when the constriction has already considerably progressed is obtained as a limiting case.


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  1. Rashevsky, N. 1940.Advances and Applications of Mathematical Biology. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.zbMATHGoogle Scholar
  2. Young, G. 1939. “Elongation and Constriction in Cell Division.”Bull. Math. Biophysics,1, 75–91.zbMATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Rashevsky
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  1. 1.The University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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