Ideas in Theoretical Biology - Comment About the Fractality of the Lung
- A. Imre
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It is generally believed, that when the surface/volume ratio is high, fractal structure is expected to exist. The branched fractal structure of the lung has been cited as a “classical” example of this statement. In this short paper I would like to demonstrate that an alternative “lung” structure (namely sponge-like fractal) is at least as good as, or even better than the branched one, concerning this ratio, therefore, the cause of the lung's fractality lies elsewhere.
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- Ideas in Theoretical Biology - Comment About the Fractality of the Lung
Volume 47, Issue 1 , pp 79-81
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- 1. Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 37919, USA