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Biologists Uncover Rules That Govern Leaf Design

October 31st, 2013 · No Comments

The Secret Math of Plants: Biologists Uncover Rules That Govern Leaf Design
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131030152924.htm
Oct. 30, 2013 — Life scientists from UCLA’s College of Letters and Science have discovered fundamental rules of leaf design that underlie plants’ ability to produce leaves that vary enormously in size. In their mathematical design, leaves are the “perfect machines,” said Lawren Sack, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and senior author of the research.

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