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Acta Biotheoretica

, Volume 38, Issue 3–4, pp 165–170 | Cite as

Pathological ramification of leaves and the pyramid model of plant construction

  • Ming Anthony
  • Rolf Sattler
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Structural Category Solanum Lycopersicum Plant Morphology Classical Category Plant Construction 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ming Anthony
    • 1
  • Rolf Sattler
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de CécidologieUA 1182 Centre National de la Recherce Scientifique Université Louis PasteurStrasbourg CedexFrance
  2. 2.Biology DepartmentMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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