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Early shaping of a leaf

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Fig. 1: Simulations of leaf morphogenesis.
Fig. 2: Growth of tissue under various constraints.


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Coen, E., Kennaway, R. Early shaping of a leaf. Nature Plants 4, 618–619 (2018).

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