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Perturbative Traveling-Wave Solution for a Flux-Limited Reaction-Diffusion Morphogenesis Equation

Authors
  • Ngamsaad, Waipot1
  • Suantai, Suthep2
  • 1 University of Phayao, Phayao, 56000, Thailand , Phayao (Thailand)
  • 2 Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand , Chiang Mai (Thailand)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the Korean Physical Society
Publisher
Korean Physical Society
Publication Date
Feb 22, 2020
Volume
76
Issue
4
Pages
323–329
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3938/jkps.76.323
Source
Springer Nature
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Abstract

In this study, we investigate a porous medium-type flux-limited reaction—diffusion equation that arises in morphogenesis modeling. This nonlinear partial differential equation is an extension of the generalized Fisher—Kolmogorov—Petrovsky—Piskunov (Fisher-KPP) equation in one-dimensional space. The approximate analytical traveling-wave solution is found by using a perturbation method. We show that the morphogen concentration propagates as a sharp wave front where the wave speed has a saturated value. The numerical solutions of this equation are also provided to compare them with the analytical predictions. Finally, we qualitatively compare our theoretical results with those obtained in experimental studies.

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