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Virtual Plants provides pictures and animations of plant morphology and development. A "virtual plant" is generated
from a model that contains rules for the formation of new plant parts and for changes in size and shape of existing
plants. Images and QuickTime videos are used to demonstrate different visualizations of plant organs, how they
interact with the environment, and the dynamic nature of growth. The main species studied is cotton, with limited
graphics on herbs, roots, trees and pest/plant interactions. Learning modules include phyllotaxy, flowering, boll
growth, pesticide coverage, light penetration, and growth. Of particular interest are the animations that show
development through a myriad of scenarios, which provide basic application of concepts from learning modules.