Biological patterns and self-assembly

Kalanchoe Ovary with vector resonanceFaced with the task of explaining the self-assembly of biological forms, embryologists working between 1900 and 1940 borrowed the concept of a field from physics to account for the development of biological form (the morphogenetic field). The morphogenetic field was originally seen as an energy field informing and coordinating cellular activities over a wide expanse of space and time. At the highest level of abstraction, morphogenetic fields can be seen as a zone of spatial information which cells require to respond in appropriate ways to generate a complex multicellular organ like a flower, limb, or eye. 

For the past few years, I've been greatly captivated by the self-assembling tissue patterns in plants, and see utility in the concept of a directing morphogenetic field. My research has pursued mathematical descriptions for morphogenetic fields, and in doing so has identified vector resonance as a valid physical mechanism capable of generating the intricate patterns seen in flowers. Vector resonances are three-dimensional physical force fields with a magnitude and a direction at all points in the involved space, and occur spontaneously when materials are excited with electromagnetic or mechanical vibrations. I call this work the theory of living energy resonance. Please find details in the links below.

The animation shows a cross-section through a developing Kalanchoe flower bud, which cycles through an overlay of physical force fields from a vector wave resonance. In an electromagnetic vector resonance there are two field components in one resonance (electric and magnetic). The coloured overlay shows the direction and strength of one field component in blue and the magnitude of the second field component strength in red (the second field has a direction pointing out of the screen).  Structural parts such as the ovary walls and petals form with correspondence to the blue field (electric field) strength and direction, while the reproductive organs (ova and anthers) form in conjunction with the red field (magnetic field) location.  Black arrows appear to help emphasize the direction of the blue (electric) field component in relation to the plant's form.

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