Watching grass grow is way more interesting than you think. In an
effort to understand cellular development in plants, a team of French
scientists made a surprisingly exciting video animation of grass growing at the cellular scale.
The team stained growth cells in Arabadopsis thaliana and rice plants, and trained laser-scanning microscopes on the growing plants, according to Scientific American.
They fed the microscope data into new computer algorithms that
reassembled the structures, cell by cell, in three dimensions. The
result is this video.
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