Complex dynamics in an unexplored simple model of the peroxidase-oxidase reaction

Lars Folke Olsen*


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A previously overlooked version of the so-called Olsen model of the peroxidase-oxidase reaction has been studied numerically using 2D isospike stability and maximum Lyapunov exponent diagrams and reveals a rich variety of dynamic behaviors not observed before. The model has a complex bifurcation structure involving mixed-mode and bursting oscillations as well as quasiperiodic and chaotic dynamics. In addition, multiple periodic and non-periodic attractors coexist for the same parameters. For some parameter values, the model also reveals formation of mosaic patterns of complex dynamic states. The complex dynamic behaviors exhibited by this model are compared to those of another version of the same model, which has been studied in more detail. The two models show similarities, but also notable differences between them, e.g., the organization of mixed-mode oscillations in parameter space and the relative abundance of quasiperiodic and chaotic oscillations. In both models, domains with chaotic dynamics contain apparently disorganized subdomains of periodic attractors with dinoflagellate-like structures, while the domains with mainly quasiperiodic behavior contain subdomains with periodic attractors organized as regular filamentous structures. These periodic attractors seem to be organized according to Stern-Brocot arithmetics. Finally, it appears that toroidal (quasiperiodic) attractors develop into first wrinkled and then fractal tori before they break down to chaotic attractors.

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StatusUdgivet - 2023

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