Anticipatory behavior and intracellular communication in physarum polycephalum

Tomohiro Shirakawa, Yukio Pegio Gunji

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Abstract

We used the plasmodium of Physarum polycephalum to investigate a communicative property of a cell. We allowed the plasmodium to form a tubular network that connected three food sources, which were arranged to be located at the vertices of an equilateral triangle. The global condition of the plasmodium is changed by the connection of two networks in such a way that the local solution of each network was not affected. We used several criteria to evaluate the character of the network. The change in the global condition appeared to cause significant difference in the network properties, and two connected networks showed homologous network formation. These data imply the presence of intracellular communication and anticipatory aspect in their communication.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOMPUTING ANTICIPATORY SYSTEMS - CASYS'05
Subtitle of host publicationSeventh International Conference on Computing Anticipatory Systems
Pages541-546
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
EventCOMPUTING ANTICIPATORY SYSTEMS - CASYS'05: Seventh International Conference on Computing Anticipatory Systems - Liege, Belgium
Duration: 2005 Aug 82005 Aug 13

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume839
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

ConferenceCOMPUTING ANTICIPATORY SYSTEMS - CASYS'05: Seventh International Conference on Computing Anticipatory Systems
CountryBelgium
CityLiege
Period05/8/805/8/13

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Keywords

  • Anticipatory behavior
  • Biological network formation
  • Cellular computation
  • Intracellular communication
  • Physarum polycephalum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Shirakawa, T., & Gunji, Y. P. (2006). Anticipatory behavior and intracellular communication in physarum polycephalum. In COMPUTING ANTICIPATORY SYSTEMS - CASYS'05: Seventh International Conference on Computing Anticipatory Systems (pp. 541-546). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 839). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2216665