Pattern formation by coupled oscillations: The pigmentation patterns on the shells of molluscs
The diversity and beauty of the pigmentation patterns on the shells of snails and bivalved molluscs invites us to construct models to understand their formation. The similarity of patterns in unrelated species on the one hand and the diversity in closely related species on the other encourage the assumption that most of them are generated by a common mechanism.
KeywordsPigment Production Periodic Pattern Oblique Line Branch Formation Pigmentation Pattern
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