About the Authors

Yuriy Mileyko

yury@math.duke.edu (YM); jsweitz@gatech.edu (JSW)

Affiliation Department of Mathematics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Herbert Edelsbrunner

Affiliations Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria, Department of Computer Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America, Geomagic, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America

Charles A. Price

Affiliation School of Plant Biology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia

Joshua S. Weitz

yury@math.duke.edu (YM); jsweitz@gatech.edu (JSW)

Affiliation School of Biology and School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Competing Interests

H.E. is the co-founder of GeoMagic, for which he currently serves as an Advisor. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YM HE CAP JSW. Performed the experiments: YM. Analyzed the data: YM HE JSW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YM HE JSW. Wrote the paper: YM HE CAP JSW.