Eugeny Presnov1 and Valeria Isaeva2
1Institute of Developmental Biology, Moscow, 117808, USSR
2Institute of Marine Biology, Vladivostok, 690032, USSR
(Received December 23, 1989; Accepted May 8, 1990)
Keywords: Topology, Morphogenesis, Symmetry Breakdown, Positional Information
Abstract. Analogies between topological concepts and pattern formation processes in development of living organisms are discussed. Some events of early developments of organisms are interpreted in terms of symmetry breakdown of spherical bodies, and related to well-known mathematical theorems.