Morphogenesis at criticality
Other literature type, Preprint
Dubuis, Julien O.
- Publisher: National Academy of Sciences
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, ...