Two Dimensional Wave Propagation in a Model of Dictyostelium Discoideum

  • P. B. Monk
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 244)


We summarize a continuum model for cyclic AMP wave propagation in Dictyostelium discoideum, and show that this model predicts the correct amplitude and period for spiral waves. Particular attention is given to the numerical method used in our simulations.


Excitable Medium Spiral Wave Dictyostelium Discoideum Partial Differential Equation Model Cellular Slime Mold 
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  • P. B. Monk
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

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