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Branching in Nature: Dynamics and Morphogenesis of Branching Structures, from Cell to River Networks

Edited By: V Fleury

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Dec 2001 | #126487 | ISBN: 3540418881
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About this book

There is increasing evidence that branching processes in nature proceed by similar mechanisms in many seemingly different systems. This is the first comprehensive book dealing with this topic - it encompasses all fields of science, investigating branching morphogenesis and pattern formation in cells, plants, organs and river networks to name but a few. Renowned international researchers have contributed to this volume and taken care that the lectures remain accessible to graduate students and nonspecialist researchers.


Contents

From the contents: Patterns with Open Brances or Closed Networks: Growth in Scalar or Tensorial Fields * Branching in Plants * Inside the Buds: The Meristems * Two Symmetries Linking Biological and Physical Branching Morphogenesis * Establishing a Growth Axis in Fucoid Algae * Shape Stability During Osmotic Growth * On Transcellular Ionic Currents * Branched Patterns in Geology: Rivers and Other Systems * Neuronal Arborization * Chemical Waves and Dendrites and Navigation During Self-Wiring of Neural Nets * The Mouse Embryonic Lung: A Biological Example of Branching Morphogenesis * Branched Structures, Acinus Morphology and Optimal Design of Mammalian Lungs * Quantitative Studies of Branching Morphogeneses in the Developing Kidney * Morphogenic Responses of Mammary Epithelial cells Grown in Biological Semi-Solid Substrates.

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