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Biological solutions to transport network design

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Transport networks are vital components of multicellular organisms, distributing nutrients and removing waste products. Animal and plant transport systems are branching trees whose architecture is linked to universal scaling laws in these organisms. In contrast, many fungi from reticulated mycelia via the branching and fusion of thread-like hyphae that continuously adapt to the environment. Fungal networks have evolved to explore and exploit a patchy environment, rather than ramify through a ...

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10.1098/rspb.2007.0459

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Plant Sciences
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Cardiff School of Biosciences
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Plant Sciences
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Cardiff School of Biosciences
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Plant Sciences
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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
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Natural Environment Research Council
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University Dunston Bequest
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Royal Society Publishing
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Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences More from this journal
Volume:
274
Issue:
1623
Pages:
2307-2315
Publication date:
2007-09-01
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1471-2954
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English
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2010-12-01

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