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Biological models with a square wave driving force

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dc.contributor.advisor Roussel, Marc
dc.contributor.author Closson, Taunia Lydia Lynn
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-25T19:37:17Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-25T19:37:17Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/146
dc.description x, 105 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm. en
dc.description.abstract Systems that require a driving force of some kind are very common in physical and biological settings. Driving forces in a biological context are usually referred to as rhythms, pulses or clocks. Here we are interested in the effect of adding a square wave periodic driving force to a biological model. This is intended to model inputs from biological circuits with all-or-none or switch-like resposes. We study a model of cell division proposed by Novak and Tyson. Our switched input is intended to model the interaction of the mitotic oscillator with an ultradian clock. We thoroughly characterize the behaviour as a function of the durations of the active and inactive phases. We also study a model of vein formation in plant leaves proposed by Mitchison. Pulsed hormonal release greatly accelerates vein formation in this model. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2002 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Biological rhythms -- Research en
dc.subject Ultradian rhythms -- Research en
dc.subject Circadian rhythms -- Research en
dc.subject Biological models en
dc.subject Square waves en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.title Biological models with a square wave driving force en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science
dc.publisher.department Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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