Pigmentation pattern formation in butterflies - experiments and models

Nijhout, H Frederik, Maini, Philip K, Madzvamuse, Anotida, Wathen, Andrew J and Sekimura, Toshio (2003) Pigmentation pattern formation in butterflies - experiments and models. Comptes Rendus Biologies, 326 (8). pp. 711-727. ISSN 1631-0691

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Butterfly pigmentation patterns are one of the most spectacular and vivid examples of pattern formation in biology. They have attracted much attention from experimentalists and theoreticians, who have tried to understand the underlying genetic, chemical and physical processes that lead to patterning. In this paper, we present a brief review of this field by first considering the generation of the localised, eyespot, patterns and then the formation of more globally controlled patterns. We present some new results applied to pattern formation on the wing of the mimetic butterfly Papilio dardanus.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
Depositing User: Anotida Madzvamuse
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:51
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2012 11:10
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28474
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