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Modeling and analyzing stripe patterns in fish skin
Author(s): Yibo Zheng; Lei Zhang; Yuan Wang; Ping Liang; Junjian Kang
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Paper Abstract

The formation mechanism of stripe patterns in the skin of tropical fishes has been investigated by a coupled two variable reaction diffusion model. Two types of spatial inhomogeneities have been introduced into a homogenous system. Several Turing modes pumped by the Turing instability give rise to a simple stripe pattern. It is found that the Turing mechanism can only determine the wavelength of stripe pattern. The orientation of stripe pattern is determined by the spatial inhomogeneity. Our numerical results suggest that it may be the most possible mechanism for the forming process of fish skin patterns.

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Date Published: 25 November 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7513, 2009 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optoelectronic Imaging and Process Technology, 75131M (25 November 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.837811
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Yibo Zheng, Shijiazhuang Univ. of Economics (China)
Lei Zhang, Shijiazhuang Univ. of Economics (China)
Yuan Wang, Shijiazhuang Univ. of Economics (China)
Ping Liang, Shijiazhuang Univ. of Economics (China)
Junjian Kang, Shijiazhuang Univ. of Economics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7513:
2009 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optoelectronic Imaging and Process Technology
Toru Yoshizawa; Ping Wei; Jesse Zheng, Editor(s)

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