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Plants up-close: The beautiful design of stems and roots


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As this video scans through microscopic images of different plants, we witness the diversity in their form, structure and cell arrangements. Careful observation of their microscopic world not only deepen our appreciation of their complexity, but also evoke us to question how and why forces of nature selected the forms that we observe today? Is it based on efficiency? retention? conservation and protection? or combination of all? The video starts with a cross section of a buttercups root “Ranunculus”, followed by fern roots, pine stem, cotton stem, onion skin and more…. All together illustrating the artistic complexity in form and structure, as the product of natural forces that shaped our artful universe which we yet need to unravel!

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