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Based on the results of phylogenetic analysis, which showed that flecks are the primitive pattern of the felid family and all other patterns including rosettes and blotches develop from it, we construct a Turing reaction-diffusion model which generates spot patterns initially. Starting from this spotted pattern, we successfully generate patterns of adult leopards and jaguars by tuning parameters of the model in the subsequent phase of patterning.

Original publication

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevE.74.011914

Type

Journal article

Journal

Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys

Publication Date

07/2006

Volume

74

Keywords

Animals, Body Patterning, Computer Simulation, Feedback, Models, Biological, Panthera, Skin, Skin Pigmentation