Periodic pattern formation during embryonic development

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Abstract / Description of output

During embryonic development many organs and structures require the formation of series of repeating elements known as periodic patterns. Ranging from the digits of the limb to the feathers of the avian skin, the correct formation of these embryonic patterns is essential for the future form and function of these tissues. However, the mechanisms that produce these patterns are not fully understood due to the existence of several modes of pattern generation which often differ between organs and species. Here, we review the current state of the field and provide a perspective on future approaches to studying this fundamental process of embryonic development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-88
Number of pages14
JournalBiochemical Society Transactions
Issue number1
Early online date30 Jan 2024
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2024

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • developmental biology
  • embryogenesis
  • periodic patterns
  • turing systems


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