A coupled-oscillator model with a conservation law for the rhythmic amoeboid movements of plasmodial slime molds

A. Tero, R. Kobayashi, T. Nakagaki

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Abstract

Experiments on the fusion and partial separation of plasmodia of the true slime mold Physarum polycephalum are described, concentrating on the spatio-temporal phase patterns of rhythmic amoeboid movement. On the basis of these experimental results we introduce a new model of coupled oscillators with one conserved quantity. Simulations using the model equations reproduce the experimental results well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-135
Number of pages11
JournalPhysica D: Nonlinear Phenomena
Volume205
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Applied Mathematics

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