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+ - Maths and nature link 'proven' by Manchester scientists->

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hessian writes "The largest ever research project into mathematical patterns in flowers has proved a link between number sequences and nature, Manchester scientists said.

Data from 557 sunflowers from seven countries was collected for the Turing's Sunflowers project, set up to celebrate the centenary of the mathematician's birth, and growers kept video diaries about their flowers' progress.

It showed 82% of the flowers conformed to complex structures including the mathematical Fibonacci sequence — where each number is the sum of the previous two."

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