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Studying Leaves With Physics And Fluorescent Dye

Feb 12, 2010 (Talk of the Nation) — Leaves have an intricate web of veins that transport nutrients and water and provide structural support. But what determines the pattern of venation? Physicists Marcelo Magnasco and Eleni Katifori investigated this question using sophisticated algorithms and a little glow-in-the-dark dye.

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