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Dynamics of pattern formation in biomimetic systems

Rossi, Federico and Ristori, Sandra and Rustici, Mauro and Marchettini, Nadia and Tiezzi, Enzo (2008) Dynamics of pattern formation in biomimetic systems. Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol. 255 (4), p. 404-412. ISSN 0022-5193. Article.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2008.08.026

Abstract

This paper is an attempt to conceptualize pattern formation in self-organizing systems and, in particular, to understand how structures, oscillations or waves arise in a steady and homogenous environment, a phenomenon called symmetry breaking. The route followed to develop these ideas was to couple chemical oscillations produced by Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction with confined reaction environments, the latter being an essential requirement for any process of Life. Special focus was placed on systems showing organic or lipidic compartments, which represent more reliable biomimetic matrices.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:1376
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction, chemical oscillators, turing structures, biomimetic systems, lipid systems, reverse microemulsions
Subjects:Area 03 - Scienze chimiche > CHIM/02 Chimica fisica
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Chimica
Publisher:Academic Press / Elsevier
ISSN:0022-5193
Deposited On:18 Aug 2009 10:05

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