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Diego Alexander Garzón Alvarado

Angélica María Ramírez Martínez



This article proposes a phenomenological model that describes the pattern formation of the seedcoat (seedhead) of plant seeds through reaction-diffusion equations with parameters within Turing’s space. With the purpose of studying pattern formation, several numerical examples concerning simplified geometries of a seed are solved. The finite element method is used for the numerical solution along with the Newton-Raphson method for the approximation of partial non-linear differential equations. The numerical examples show that the model may represent the formation of different types of plant seedcoats


Botánica, pruebas de descendencia, desarrollo de las semillas, método de elementos finitos, prueba de TuringBotanics, progeny testing, seeds development, finite element method Turing test

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How to Cite
Garzón Alvarado, D. A., & Ramírez Martínez, A. M. (2012). A Computer Assisted Approximation for the Generation of Patterns of Superficial Coarseness of the Pericarp and of the Seedhead of Some Plants: Coincidences in the Numerical Results. Ingenieria Y Universidad, 16(1), 27.