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Specifies the initial structure as a whorl of five branch segments F . The divergence angle ' between consecutive segments is equal to 138:5 . E followed by an apex A. In addition, two branches include module =, which changes the directions at which subsequent branches will be issued (left vs. right) by rotating the apex 180 around the segment axis. Production p1 describes the operation of the apices. E is not 1, the associated apex will remain inactive (do nothing). Otherwise the apex will produce a pair of new branch segments at angles 1 and 2 with respect to the mother segment.

The entire structure or some part of it such as the crown of the palm in Figure 14 undergoes a cyclic sequence of changes. 3. Propose a formal de nition of L-systems suitable for modeling organisms that break up into separate structures. Assume that the organisms have branching topology. Extend turtle interpretation to properly handle the geometry of the resulting sets of structures. 4. Rozenberg, Ruohonen, and Salomaa 65 see also 68, 69  introduced L-systems with fragmentation, which can serve as a model of reproductive processes in plants.

Sattler, editor, Theoretical plant morphology, pages 37 81. Leiden University Press, The Hague, 1978. 41 A. Lindenmayer. Developmental algorithms: Lineage versus interactive control mechanisms. In S. Subtelny and P. B. Green, editors, Developmental order: Its origin and regulation, pages 219 245. Alan R. Liss, New York, 1982. 42 A. Lindenmayer. Positional and temporal control mechanisms in in orescence development. In P. W. Barlow and D. J. Carr, editors, Positional controls in plant development.

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