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>Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 12:43:41 +0100
> <In _A New Science of Life_ (1995/1981. Park Street Press.
> > Vermont) Sheldrake talks about slime molds (see chapter 2). Scott
> > also discusses the slime mold in his text _Developmental Biology_ (1997.
> > Sinauer Associates, Inc. Sunderland, Massachusetts). Interesting stuff.>
> Cheers, Scott......... What do they say? (sorry feeling lazy today!
>Tell me to bugger off if you like!)
Scott Gilbert offers a lot of scary molecular detail in his text. I doubt I
could do it justice especially without visual aids. The spiral cAMP (cyclic
adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate) waves are pretty cool looking. I could
imagine them being projected on a screen at some high energy music dance
rave. Gilbert goes on about the mathematics for this being similar to that
for spiral galaxies. Not being a cosmologist or astrophysicist or
mathematician, I'll take his word for it. There's discussion of the life
cycle and aggregation and differentiation and some of the chemicals
involved. There are parts in the whole complex mess I can't quite "grok" to
use Joe's term. The part where cell adhesion molecules are introduced is
crucial as it ties into multicellular development in other organisms.
On Gilbert's zygote.swarthmore.edu website there are two informative nodes
with these URL's
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