Pathological ramification of leaves and the pyramid model of plant construction
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- Anthony, M. & Sattler, R. Acta Biotheor (1990) 38: 165. doi:10.1007/BF00047238
Pathological morphogenesis on leaves of Fraxinus ornus (ash) and Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) under the influence of mites (Aceria fraxinivora and Eriophyes cladophthirus respectively) leads to a range of structures whose morphology and development cannot be reduced to the classical categories of plant morphology, but present a heterogeneous continuum which links fundamental structural categories. These findings support the pyramid model of plant construction.