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Why Leaves Aren't Trees Feature Summary

Type:
Physics in Your World
Title:
Why Leaves Aren't Trees
Description:
This is a lemon leaf that was wounded to interfere with its circulation. Note how the network of veins enabled nutrients to flow beyond the wound.

- Click on the image to see a similar experiment with a ginkgo leaf.
- To learn about the controversy over how these different vein structures developed, see Why Leaves Aren't Trees.
Image:
image credit: Eleni Katifori; <a href="http://focus.aps.org/story/v25/st4" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a  href="http://physicstogo.org/images/features/ginkgo_250.jpg" target="_blank">additional image</a>
image credit: Eleni Katifori; image source; additional image
Image URL:
http://physicstogo.org/images/features/ginkgo_250.jpg
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September 1, 2010 - September 16, 2010