Artificial spacing patterns in a network of interacting celloids
This paper presents artificial synthesis of spacing patterns, as the one example of a project entitled “Celloid for Organismoid”. In order to achieve this goal, a new mechanism, called an Artificial Genetic Network (AGN), is introduced, which is inspired from the Genetic Network in nature. A collection of celloids (i.e. artificial cells), each of which interacts according to the same AGN, is compared with a collection of independent celloids, in which each celloid behaves independently from the others. The comparison shows that the former exhibit higher order than the latter. This demonstrates the importance of proper interaction between component parts in organisms.
keywordsartificial life cell, celloid organism, organismoid, organization Genetic Network, Artificial Genetic Network spacing pattern, bristle differentiation interaction gene, gene expression, regulation
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