A simple coupled oscillator system with chemotaxis is introduced to study morphogenesis of cellular slime molds. The model successfuly explains the migration of pseudoplasmodium which has been experimentally predicted to be lead by cells with higher intrinsic frequencies. Results obtained predict that its velocity attains its maximum value in the interface region between total locking and partial locking and also suggest possible roles played by partial synchrony during multicellular development.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the Physical Society of Japan|
|Publication status||Published - 1998 Aug|
- Cellular slime mold
- Coupled oscillators
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)