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Artículos en revistas:
Rebuilding Iberian motorways with slime mould
Año:2011
Áreas de investigación
  • Física química y matemáticas
Datos
Descripción
Plasmodium of a cellular slime mould Physarum polycephalum is a unique living substrate proved to be efficient in solving many computational problems with natural spatial parallelism. The plasmodium solves a problem represented by a configuration of source of nutrients by building an efficient foraging and intra-cellular transportation network. The transportation networks developed by the plasmodium are similar to transport networks built by social insects and simulated trails in multi-agent societies. In the paperweare attempting to answer the question? Howclose plasmodium of P. polycephalum approximates man-made motorway networks in Spain and Portugal, and what are the differences between existing motorway structure and plasmodium network of protoplasmic tubes? We cut agar plates in a shape of Iberian peninsula, place oat flakes at the sites of major urban areas and analyse the foraging network developed.Wecompare the plasmodium network with principle motorways and also analyse man-made and plasmodium networks in a framework of planar proximity graphs.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Biosystems
ISSN
0303-2647
Factor de impacto JCR
1,478
Información de impacto
Volumen
105
DOI
10.1016/j.biosystems.2011.03.007
Número de revista
1
Desde la página
89
Hasta la página
100
Mes
JULIO
Ranking
41/86 BIOLOGY (SCI)
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Participantes
  • Autor: Andrew Adamatzky (University of the West of England, United Kingdom)
  • Autor: Ramon Alonso Sanz (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Sistemas Complejos
  • Departamento: Estadística y Métodos de Gestión en Agricultura
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