A model of network formation by Physarum plasmodium: Interplay between cell mobility and morphogenesis

Takayuki Niizato, Tomohiro Shirakawa, Yukio Pegio Gunji

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Abstract

The plasmodium of Physarum polycephalum has attracted much attention due its intelligent adaptive behavior. In this study, we constructed a model of the organism and attempted to simulate its locomotion and morphogenetic behavior. By modifying our previous model, we were able to get closer to the actual behavior. We also compared the behavior of the model with that of the real organism, demonstrating remarkable similarity between the two.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-112
Number of pages5
JournalBioSystems
Volume100
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adaptability
  • Autopoiesis
  • Physarum polycephalum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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