Lecture Powerpoint


Wolpert, L. (1996). One hundred years of positional information. Trends Genet 12: 359-64.

Kornberg, T.B. and A. Guha (2007) Understanding morphogen gradients: a problem of dispersion and containment. Curr Opin Genet Dev 17:264-271
Entire issue (August, 2007) of Current Opinion in Genetics & Development devoted to "Pattern Formation and Developmental Mechanisms" (mostly about animal development, of course)

Turing, A. M. (1952). The chemical basis of morphogeneisis. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 237: 37-72.


Harrison, L. G. (1992). Reaction-diffusion theory and intracellular differentiation. Int. J. Plant Sci. 153: S76-S85.


Tabata, T., et al. (2004). Morphogens, their identification and regulation. Development 131: 703-12.


Vincent, J. P., et al. (2001). Morphogens. Curr Biol 11: R851-4.


Meinhardt, H., et al. (2000). Pattern formation by local self-activation and lateral inhibition. Bioessays 22: 753-60.

Reaction Diffusion Math (from Gilbert textbook)

Hans Meinhardt's website


Gradient Models of Positional Information (from Gilbert textbook)


Alan Turing (Wikipedia)


Alan Turing Home Page (by one of his biographers)

Patterns in Space