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Exploration of different wave patterns in a model of the bovine estrous cycle by Fourier analysis

  • Cows typically have different numbers of follicular waves during their hormonal cycle. Understanding the underlying regulations leads to insights into the reasons for declined fertility, a phenomenon that has been observed during the last decades. We present a systematic approach based on Fourier analysis to examine how parameter changes in a model of the bovine estrous cycle lead to different wave patterns. Even without any biological considerations, this allows to detect the responsible model parameters that control the type of periodicity of the solution, thus supporting experimental planning of animal scientists.

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Author:Claudia Stötzel, Rainald Ehrig, H. Marike T. Boer, Julia Plöntzke, Susanna RöblitzORCiD
Document Type:Article
Parent Title (English):BIOMAT - Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Mathematical and Computational Biology, Bedlewo, Poland
Year of first publication:2014
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