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Dimensionless Numbers for Plant Biology
- Ortega, Joseph K.E.
- Trends in plant science 2018 v.23 no.1 pp. 6-9
- algae, fungi, plant biology
- 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.