Plant Biomechanics Group Freiburg, Botanischer Garten der Universität Freiburg
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Transition zones between rod-shaped and planar plant structures
In this project, which is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg as a sub-project of BioElast, I focus on the transition zone between rod-shaped and planar structures. Various foliage leaves serve as biological role models, since they generally consist of a rod-shaped leaf stalk and a planar leaf blade, which are connected by a smooth transition zone. Within a biomimetic bottom-up approach, I first want to gain a better understanding of the morphology, anatomy and biomechanics of these stalk-blade transition zones. My project partners from various scientific disciplines will then transfer this knowledge into technical applications.
Dr. Olga Speck