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A Problem Solving Environment for Modelling Stony Coral Morphogenesis

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A Problem Solving Environment for Modelling Stony Coral Morphogenesis
Abstract. Apart from experimental and theoretical approaches, computer simulation is an important tool in testing hypotheses about stony coral growth. However, the construction and use of such simulation tools needs extensive computational skills and knowledge that is not available to most research biologists. Problem solving environments (PSEs) aim to provide a framework that hides implementation details and allows the user to formulate and analyse a problem in the language of the subject area. We have developed a prototypical PSE to study the morphogenesis of corals using a multi-model approach. In this paper we describe the design and implementation of this PSE, in which simulations of the coral’s shape and its environment have been combined. We will discuss the relevance of our results for the future development of PSEs for studying biological growth and morphogenesis.
Roeland Merks, Alfons G. Hoekstra, Jaap A. Kaandor
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where ICCS
Authors Roeland Merks, Alfons G. Hoekstra, Jaap A. Kaandorp, Peter M. A. Sloot
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