Pattern Formation in Biology, Vision and Dynamics

Pattern Formation in Biology, Vision and Dynamics

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Half a billion years of evolution have turned the eye into an unbelievable pattern detector. Everything we perceive comes in delightful multicolored forms. Now, in the age of science, we want to comprehend what and why we see. Two dozen outstanding biologists, chemists, physicists, psychologists, computer scientists and mathematicians met at the Institut d'Hautes Etudes Scientifiques in Bures-sur-Yvette, France. They expounded their views on the physical, biological and physiological mechanisms creating the tapestry of patterns we see in molecules, plants, insects, seashells, and even the human brain. This volume comprises surveys of different aspects of pattern formation and recognition, and is aimed at the scientifically minded reader.The properties that make DNA such a successful molecule in living systems are also very powerful when applied in ... Owing to the plectonemic nature of the DNA double helix, DNA polyhedra are complex cate- nanes of cyclic single strands.

Title:Pattern Formation in Biology, Vision and Dynamics
Author:Alessandra Carbone, Mikhael Gromov, Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz
Publisher:World Scientific - 2000


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