Browsing BIO Faculty Scholarship by Author "Watkins, James E."
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Geometry, allometry and biomechanics of fern leaf petioles: their significance for the evolution of functional and ecological diversity within the Pteridaceae Mahley, Mahley, Jennifer N.; Pittermann, Jarmila; Rowe, Nick; Baer, Baer, Alex; Watkins, James E.; Schuettpelz, Eric; Wheeler, James K.; Mehltreter, Klaus; Windham, Windham, Michael D.; Testo, Weston; Beck, James B. (Frontiers Media S.A., 2018-03-07)Herbaceous plants rely on a combination of turgor, ground tissues and geometry for mechanical support of leaves and stems. Unlike most angiosperms however, ferns employ a sub-dermal layer of fibers, known as a hypodermal ...