Dimensionless Numbers for Plant Biology.

  title={Dimensionless Numbers for Plant Biology.},
  author={Joseph K. E. Ortega},
  journal={Trends in plant science},
  volume={23 1},
Dimensionless numbers are ubiquitous in the physical sciences because they provide insight into physical processes, organize large quantities of data, facilitate 'scale analysis' and establish 'similarity'. Here I explore the use of dimensionless numbers in plant biology, focusing on the expansive growth rate of plant, fungal, and algal cells.