Gerold Baier, Sven Sahle, "Spatio-temporal patterns with hyperchaotic dynamics in diffusively coupled biochemical oscillators", Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society, vol. 1, Article ID 626791, 7 pages, 1997. https://doi.org/10.1155/S1026022697000162
Spatio-temporal patterns with hyperchaotic dynamics in diffusively coupled biochemical oscillators
We present three examples how complex spatio-temporal patterns can be linked to hyperchaotic attractors in dynamical systems consisting of nonlinear biochemical oscillators coupled linearly with diffusion terms. The systems involved are: (a) a two-variable oscillator with two consecutive autocatalytic reactions derived from the Lotka–Volterra scheme; (b) a minimal two-variable oscillator with one first-order autocatalytic reaction; (c) a three-variable oscillator with first-order feedback lacking autocatalysis. The dynamics of a finite number of coupled biochemical oscillators may account for complex patterns in compartmentalized living systems like cells or tissue, and may be tested experimentally in coupled microreactors.
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