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Aggregation territory formation and cell streaming in a model of the cellular slime mould Dictyostelium discoideum

Abstract:
A reaction-diffusion-advection model of multicellular morphogenesis during in the aggregation phase of the microorganism Dictyostelium discoideum is reviewed. Linear analysis identifies a novel chemotaxis-driven instability which appears to underlie the cell streaming phenomenon observed experimentally. Numerical simulations show that the model captures in considerable detail the establishment of aggregation territories and the formation of branching cell stream patterns which characterize aggregation in situ.

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Inst
Role:
Author
Journal:
ZAMM Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik
Volume:
76
Issue:
SUPPL. 4
Pages:
225-228
Publication date:
1996-01-01
EISSN:
1521-4001
ISSN:
0044-2267
URN:
uuid:467870ac-1e84-44c7-bf7e-713689c6d203
Source identifiers:
148226
Local pid:
pubs:148226
Language:
English

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