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Interesting examples of models [closed]

I am studying the general use of models in biology in terms of methodology, applications, usefulness etc, and I would really appreciate any recommendations of some specific examples of models from any ...
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Non-tube or -fractal design in organisms

In animals there is a tube design and in plants there is a fractal design. Are there any examples in nature of a creature using neither of these, but a completely different design?
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Why Differential equation is not a good way to model chemical reaction networks [closed]

I'm a computer scientist and mostly code and have worked with Boolean models of cell level molecule transfer. Now i'm reading about the Biological pathways and modelling chemical reaction networks / ...
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Success of computer simulations in biology, new discoveries [closed]

In an interview with Tim Hunt, Hunt makes the following comment: There are some people nowadays who think you can sort of model everything on a computer. But I'm not one of those. I don't think ...
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Example of well understood/modeled biological mechanism

I am working on modeling psychiatric disorders, where multivariate time series data - which I think is necessary to do any interesting modeling - is only broadly available recently, due to the ...
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Identity and similarity for Multiple Sequence Alignment (MSA) of proteins

I have to do homology modeling for a transmembrane protein (sodium channel) and right now I am in the process of aligning the sequences of the template with the homologous proteins I have found. I am ...
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Is it possible to mathematically model the growth of plants?

Are there mathematical equations that represent/model the growth of plants? For example, if I have a Bellis perennis and I want to know how it develops in a given environment (Sun is shining, defined ...