Journal of Theoretical Medicine
Volume 1 (1997), Issue 1, Pages 35-51

A Survey of Cell Population Dynamics

1Laboratorie de Mathématiques Appliqués, I.P.R.A. Université de Pau, 64000 Pau, France
2Dpto Mathemáticas, E.T.S.I.Indusriales, U.P.M., C/José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain

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A Survey of cell-population models is presented. The so-called cell cycle is discussed, including some models which are not population models but which contribute to the better understanding proliferation of cell dynamics. Classical linear models of structured cell-population models are described with a review of classical results and a comparison between different approaches. Finally, some non-linear models are also developed.