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What controls animal stripes? Math has the answer

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A newly developed math model, detailed this week in the journal Cell Systems, is helping scientists better understand animal stripes.

Scientists say the existence of stripes is relatively easy to explain. Stripes emerge as cellular interaction creates high and low concentrations of pigment, chemical or cell types.

But researchers at Harvard wanted to know what determines the orientation stripes.


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