The role of intracellular interactions in the collective polarization of tissues and its interplay with cellular geometry
(a) and (b) represent the final configuration and angular distribution of polarization in an elongated tissue with . Cell-by-cell magnitudes of the dipoles |Pi| versus the magnitudes of elongations , are shown in a scatter plot (c1). The orange line marks the mean magnitude of the cell polarities, . In (c2) the relative angles of the cell dipoles and elongations , are plotted against the angles of the cell elongations. The average angle of elongation, marked by the vertical red line, is 90° with respect to the x-axis. By definition, the relative angles fall below 90° (horizontal dark red line).