Plants and fibonacci

Alan C Newell, Patrick D. Shipman

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Abstract

The universality of many features of plant patterns and phyllotaxis has mystified and intrigued natural scientists for at least four hundred years. It is remarkable that, to date, there is no widely accepted theory to explain the observations. We hope that the ideas explained below lead towards increased understanding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)937-968
Number of pages32
JournalJournal of Statistical Physics
Volume121
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2005

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Keywords

  • Pattern formation
  • Phyllotaxis

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
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Plants and fibonacci. / Newell, Alan C; Shipman, Patrick D.

In: Journal of Statistical Physics, Vol. 121, No. 5-6, 12.2005, p. 937-968.

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Newell, Alan C ; Shipman, Patrick D. / Plants and fibonacci. In: Journal of Statistical Physics. 2005 ; Vol. 121, No. 5-6. pp. 937-968.
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