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Fifty shapes of maize

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Real plant cells come in all shapes and sizes. But what governs shape formation? What function do the cell shapes have? My research tries to answer these questions from a mathematical-physical perspective, using maize as a model system. During my talk we will explore how the shape of the epidermal cells varies during growth, identify the best mathematical descriptors for quantifying cell shapes and discuss a number of experiments that help verifying hypotheses about formation and function.

This talk is part of the Plant Sciences Departmental Seminars series.

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