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The Physical Review Focus article describes the controversy over the structure of networks that optimize transport of nutrients through the veins in leaves. Images show how vein networks in leaves can provide protection against damage to part of the network. Also, videos show how colored dye moves through the veins of the leaves.
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image credit: Eleni Katifori; image source; additional image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from September 1, 2010 until September 16, 2010. View the feature here!

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Keywords: geometry, networks, transport
Record Creator: Metadata instance created July 30, 2010 by Foha Rafiq
Record Updated: Aug 09, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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(American Physical Society, College Park, 2010), WWW Document, (
Why Leaves Aren't Trees (American Physical Society, College Park, 2010), <>.
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Why Leaves Aren't Trees. (2010, February 4). Retrieved July 24, 2024, from American Physical Society:
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American Physical Society. Why Leaves Aren't Trees. College Park: American Physical Society, February 4, 2010. (accessed 24 July 2024).
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Why Leaves Aren't Trees. College Park: American Physical Society, 2010. 4 Feb. 2010. 24 July 2024 <>.
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