This method for creating high-quality, three-dimensional (3D) digital representations of plant structures uses images of thin sections of plant material taken with a light microscope and reconstructed into a 3D model using computer-assisted design (CAD) software. The technique is demonstrated by creating models of grass spikelets.
Please cite the article: Phillip C. Klahs, Timothy J. Gallaher, and Lynn G. Clark. 2018. A refined method for digitally modeling small and complex plant structures in 3D: An example from the grasses (Poaceae). Applications in Plant Sciences 6(8): e1177. https://doi.org/10.1002/aps3.1177