Shell patterns — a natural picture book to study dynamic systems and biological pattern formation

  • Hans Meinhardt
Part of the The Virtual Laboratory book series (VIRTUAL LAB.)


Everyday we are confronted with systems that have an inherent tendency to change. The weather, the stock market, or the economic situation are examples. Dramatic changes can be initiated by relatively small perturbations. In the stock market, for instance, even a rumour may be sufficient to trigger sales, lowering quotations and causing panic reactions in other shareholders.


Stock Market Pigment Production Elementary Pattern Oblique Line Pigmentation Pattern 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Meinhardt
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für EntwicklungsbiologieTübingenGermany

Personalised recommendations