Bifurcations in Insect Morphogenesis II

  • Stuart A. Kauffman
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 75)


Two of the most fundamental problems in developmental biology are the manner in which cells in different regions of an embryo come to adopt different developmental programs, and the relation between such different programs. The purpose of this lecture is to indicate how bifurcations in reaction-diffusion systems may offer new insights into these problems. The discussion will center on the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.


Imaginal Disc Disc Cell Nodal Line Wing Disc Chemical Pattern 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart A. Kauffman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and BiophysicsUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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