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A Comparison of Reaction Diffusion and Mechanochemical Models for Limb Development

  • Philip Maini
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 205)

Abstract

Several theoretical models have been proposed to attempt to elucidate the underlying mechanisms involved in the spatial patterning of skeletal elements in the limb. Here, I briefly compare two such models - reaction diffusion (RD) and mechanochemical (MC) - and highlight their properties and predictions.

Keywords

Reaction Diffusion Skeletal Element Developmental Constraint Skeletal Pattern Vertebrate Limb 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Maini
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  1. 1.Mathematical InstituteCentre for Mathematical BiologyOxfordUK

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