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Dimensionless Numbers for Plant Biology

Author:
Ortega, Joseph K.E.
Source:
Trends in plant science 2018 v.23 no.1 pp. 6-9
ISSN:
1360-1385
Subject:
algae, fungi, plant biology
Abstract:
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.
Agid:
5840333