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Experimental models for Murray's law

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Transport networks are ubiquitous in multicellular organisms and include leaf veins, fungal mycelia and blood vessels. While transport of materials and signals through the network plays a crucial role in maintaining the living system, the transport capacity of the network can best be understood in terms of hydrodynamics. We report here that plasmodium from the large, single-celled amoeboid Physarum was able to construct a hydrodynamically optimized vein-network when evacuating biomass from co...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1088/1361-6463/50/2/024001

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Pembroke College
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Fricker, MD
Publisher:
IOP Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics Journal website
Volume:
50
Issue:
2
Pages:
Article: 024001
Publication date:
2016-12-02
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EISSN:
1361-6463
ISSN:
0022-3727
Pubs id:
pubs:684030
URN:
uri:3cc415fb-97ce-459c-864b-a72c1089217b
UUID:
uuid:3cc415fb-97ce-459c-864b-a72c1089217b
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pubs:684030
Paper number:
2

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