Growing Cylinders

  • Alain Goriely
Part of the Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics book series (IAM, volume 45)


Among the many typical biological structures, tubular structures such as hollow stems and blood vessels abound in nature. Tubes are typically used for transport, information, or mechanical support. Their morphogenesis usually involves complex genetic and biochemical processes [1018] mediated by mechanical forces.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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