Constructal pattern formation in stony corals, bacterial colonies and plant roots under different hydrodynamics conditions.

@article{Miguel2006ConstructalPF,
  title={Constructal pattern formation in stony corals, bacterial colonies and plant roots under different hydrodynamics conditions.},
  author={Antonio F Miguel},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={242 4},
  pages={954-61}
}
This paper explores a new application of the constructal theory, namely in describing and predicting the formation of dissimilar patterns inside elements of the same species under different hydrodynamics conditions. Our study proposes an explanation for the differences found in morphology of stony corals, bacterial colonies and plant roots. It specially provides an answer to the following question: have their shapes (architecture) been developed by chance, or do they represent the optimum… CONTINUE READING

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