Resetting wave forms in Dictyostelium territories

Kyoung J. Lee, Raymond E. Goldstein, Edward C. Cox

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Abstract

The mechanism of generation of spiral wave patterns in populations of Dictyostelium was probed experimentally by external chemical perturbation. Results supported the hypothesis that wave pattern selection occured by slow temporal variation of cell excitability. The processes were studied by resetting the waves with a spatially uniform pulse of extrinsic cyclic adeninemonophosphate (AMP).

Original languageEnglish
Article number068101
Pages (from-to)681011-681014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume87
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Aug 6

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