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Plant Spiral Designs Still Unexplained | Evolution News

September 22, 2017

“…Plant patterning, known as phyllotaxis, brings together multiple independent fields of inquiry: mathematics, physics, botany, genetics, communication theory, and even philosophy: Why should brainless plants produce spirals that follow the Golden Ratio? The last times we looked at this question in some detail, we found mechanistic answers unsatisfactory. Periodic structures can be explained, but why do they use the Fibonacci Series? Why do we find them beautiful?..”

Source: Plant Spiral Designs Still Unexplained | Evolution News

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