To every rational complex curve we associate a rational tropical curve so that the amoeba of is within a bounded distance from . In accordance with the terminology introduced in [PR], we call the spine of . We use spines to describe tropical limits of sequences of rational complex curves.
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Grigory Mikhalkin, Johannes Rau, Spines for amoebas of rational curves. Enseign. Math. 65 (2019), no. 3/4, pp. 377–396DOI 10.4171/LEM/65-3/4-3