Constraints of space in plant development.

@article{Prusinkiewicz2010ConstraintsOS,
  title={Constraints of space in plant development.},
  author={Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz and Pierre Barbier de Reuille},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2010},
  volume={61 8},
  pages={
          2117-29
        }
}
Like all forms in nature, plants are subject to the properties of space. On the one hand, space prevents configurations that would place more than one component in the same location at the same time. A generalization of this constraint limits proximity and density of organs. On the other hand, space provides a means for a plant to create three-dimensional forms by differentially controlling their growth. This results from a connection between the metric properties of surfaces and their Gaussian… CONTINUE READING

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