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Mechanical growth and morphogenesis of seashells.

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Seashells grow through the local deposition of mass along the aperture. Many mathematical descriptions of the shapes of shells have been provided over the years, and the basic logarithmic coiling seen in mollusks can be simulated with few parameters. However, the developmental mechanisms underlying shell coiling are largely not understood and the ubiquitous presence of ornamentation such as ribs, tubercles, or spines presents yet another level of difficulty. Here we develop a general model fo...

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10.1016/j.jtbi.2012.07.009

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Mathematical Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Mathematical Institute
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Journal of theoretical biology More from this journal
Volume:
311
Pages:
69-79
Publication date:
2012-10-01
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1095-8541
ISSN:
0022-5193
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English
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2013-11-16

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