Coalescent models for developmental biology and the spatio-temporal dynamics of growing tissues.
Patrick Smadbeck, Michael PH Stumpf
Published : 2015
Development is a process that needs to tightly coordinated in both space and time. Cell tracking and lineage tracing have become important experimental techniques in developmental biology and allow us to map the fate of cells and their progeny in both space and time. A generic feature of developing (as well as homeostatic) tissues that these analyses have revealed is that relatively few cells give rise to the bulk of the cells in a tissue; the lineages of most cells come to an end fairly quickly. This has spurned the interest also of computational and theoretical biologists/physicists who have developed a range of modelling -- perhaps most notably are the agent-based modelling (ABM) --- appr..View full abstract