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Figure 10

From: The biophysical nature of cells: potential cell behaviours revealed by analytical and computational studies of cell surface mechanics

Figure 10

The biophysical parameter space in the context of 2D cell-packing.(A) Biophysical parameter space for the hexagonal cell following p=k p l and a=k a l 2, with k p =6 and $k_{a}=\frac {3\sqrt {3}}{2}$ . (B) Biophysical parameter space for the hexagonal cell in terms of $\overline {\Lambda }$ and $\overline {\Gamma }$ , adopting the notation of Farhadifar et al. [25]. Blue lines depict the analytically derived bifurcation lines, red and green circles are extracted through image analysis of Figure 1 in [25]. The green dots perfectly match the bifurcation line $\overline {\Gamma }=-\frac {1}{4\sqrt {2}\sqrt [4]{3}}\overline {\Lambda }$ ; likewise the red dots perfectly match the bifurcation line $\overline {\Gamma }=\frac {2-3\sqrt [6]{3}\left (\overline {\Lambda }\right)^{\frac {2}{3}}}{8\sqrt {3}}$ . We predict one more bifurcation line, $\overline {\Lambda }=0$ , while in [25] region II and III are considered a single region, the so called “Hexagonal Network”.

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