Bulletin of Mathematical Biology

, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 271–278 | Cite as

Simulation experiments with a model for cellular growth

  • T. B. Boffey
  • D. F. Yates


Computer models have been used by various authors to simulate both the growth of normal cellular tissue and the development of cancerous cells within normal tissue. As these models were the result of considerable idealization, the purpose of the present paper is to propose a model in which the degree of simplification is relaxed: the features of simultaneous growth, and cell growth whose rate depends on the free absorbing periphery of the cell are introduced. Simulation experiments have been conducted using the model, and the results are presented.


Simulation Experiment Daughter Cell Cellular Growth Free Cell Axial Ratio 
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© Society for Mathematical Biology 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. B. Boffey
    • 1
  • D. F. Yates
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computational and Statistical ScienceUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolEngland

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