To see these, you will need a QuickTime capable movie plugin or viewer (available from Apple at http://quicktime.apple.com/sw/). There are animations of Cotton, Beans, Other herbs, Roots, Trees, Information flow, and Insects and Plants. Click on an icon to retrieve the animation and explanation page.
As well as running the animations from start to finish, you can put them into a repeating loop or click on the open box at the bottom and then use left and right arrow keys to step forwards and backwards frame by frame.
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Main stem phyllotactic angle varied through 360 degrees. (615k)
Development of a fruiting branch. (380k)
Development of a vegetative branch. (106k)
Cotton shoot system development. (550k)
Comparison of development by 'normal' and 'okra leaf' varieties. (800k)
Development of roots and shoots in `okra leaf' variety. (580k)
Schematic and realistic representations of shoot development. (450k)
Visualising the internal state of plant parts during development. (565k)
Changes in pesticide coverage during development. (557k)
Variation of light penetration with time of day and plant development. (404k)
Assessing light interception by canopies. (521k)
development of root and shoot (650k)
The weeds are a modified version of Rose campion from the Algorithmic Beauty of Plants.
A model of an undamaged stylo plant. (1m)
Diseased and damaged stylo. (635k)
Early growth of sorghum. (550k)
Field of sorghum. (535k)
Visualisation of pesticide decay on sorghum. (250k)
Visualisation of maize growth. (890k)
Visualisation of rice growth. (975k)
Development of a root in soil (2D).
The root tip follows high concentrations of water; water diffuses in the soil and is absorbed by the root. R. Mech and P. Prusinkiewicz. (2.7m)
Development of roots in soil (3D). R. Mech and P. Prusinkiewicz. (1m)
Early development of red cedar (315k).
Competition of branches for light.
Higher branches cast shadows on lower ones, inhibiting their growth. R. Mech and P. Prusinkiewicz. (540k)
These simulations illustrate how induced defenses protect a plant after damage at different locations. (110k)
This simulation of a fictitious plant-insect system illustrates how timing of insect damage may have a large effect on plant development. (625k)
This simulation illustrates movement of insects between plants. (1.6m)
Last updated: Jim Hanan, 1 March 1999.