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Most systems of differential equations describing a dynamical system (such as a developmental process) have both "stability" and "bifurcation" properties. "Stability" implies that small perturbations in any of the equation parameters will still generate a qualitatively similar pattern. However, if the values are pushed beyond a given threshold value, the system will generate a qualitatively distinct pattern. This critical point, at which a quantitatively small change in parameter values results in a large qualitative change in pattern is known as a "bifurcation'" (Shubin & Alberch 1986, p.

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