This study distinguishes between these two alternatives by extending the examination of branch interval correlation and comparing branch intervals that share a common origin, one step removed.
This allowed measurement of branch interval lengths to the nearest 10 [micro]m.
Although dual models for triggering lateral and apical branch points can both effectively produce symmetrical arrays, it is unclear, however, why such distinctive mechanisms for branch induction would produce such similarly shaped distributions of branch interval lengths.
2000b) demonstrated that the lengths of branch intervals sharing a common origin (i.
The two models differ in one unique prediction, namely their expectation for the lengths of branch intervals following the initial intervals observed previously (i.
Here, we examine the correlation between branch intervals that do not share a common origin, but those where the intervals immediately prior to those under consideration share a common origin.
The distribution of branch intervals in most strains is markedly skewed toward the short end of the range.