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Cellular Potts Modeling of Complex Multicellular Behaviors in Tissue Morphogenesis

Tsuyoshi Hirashima, Elisabeth G. Rens, and Roeland M.H. Merks (2017) Cellular Potts Modeling of Complex Multicellular Behaviors in Tissue Morphogenesis. Development, Growth & Differentiation, 59(5):329-339

Mathematical modeling is an essential approach for the understanding of complex multicellular behaviors in tissue morphogenesis. Here, we review the cellular Potts model (CPM; also known as the Glazier-Graner-Hogeweg model), an effective computational modeling framework. We discuss its usability for modeling complex developmental phenomena by examining four fundamental examples of tissue morphogenesis: (1) cell sorting, (2) cyst formation, (3) tube morphogenesis in kidney development, and (4) blood vessel formation. The review provides an introduction for biologists for starting simulation analysis using the CPM framework. doi:10.1111/dgd.12358