aerenchyma

useful structures within many wetland plants. also, Jackie Cohen's portfolio and docs stuff, in this case.

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a programmer, linguist, and problem-solver who’s lived occasionally in places from New York City to Berkeley and is currently in Michigan. I’m a student, a teacher, a Hacker Schooler (‘alum’ 2012) and a DataDiver, and an enthusiast for most things, from dish sanitizer mechanics to astronomy to teaching strategies. I believe in open licensing and in intersectionality. I support diversity and inclusion along all axes, I love maps and language and leaves and bikes and co-ops, and I like to make stuff work.

The word aerenchyma refers to spaces or air channels in the leaves, stems and roots of some plants, which provide a low-resistance internal pathway for the exchange of gases such as oxygen and ethylene between the plant above the water and the submerged tissues, says Wikipedia (I’m not exactly a biologist, but the world is pretty neat).