Morphogenesis at criticality

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Krotov, Dmitry; Dubuis, Julien O.; Gregor, Thomas; Bialek, William;
  • Publisher: National Academy of Sciences
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3956198, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1324186111
  • Subject: Physical Sciences | Nonlinear Sciences - Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems | Condensed Matter - Statistical Mechanics | Quantitative Biology - Molecular Networks | Physics - Biological Physics | Condensed Matter - Disordered Systems and Neural Networks

Spatial patterns in the early fruit fly embryo emerge from a network of interactions among transcription factors, the gap genes, driven by maternal inputs. Such networks can exhibit many qualitatively different behaviors, separated by critical surfaces. At criticality, ... View more