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Plant growth and architectural modelling and its applications

Yan Guo, Thierry Fourcaud, Marc Jaeger, Xiaopeng Zhang and Baoguo Li

in Annals of Botany

Published on behalf of The Annals of Botany Company

Volume 107, issue 5, pages 723-727
Published in print April 2011 | ISSN: 0305-7364
Published online April 2011 | e-ISSN: 1095-8290 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcr073
Plant growth and architectural modelling and its applications

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Over the last decade, a growing number of scientists around the world have invested in research on plant growth and architectural modelling and applications (often abbreviated to plant modelling and applications, PMA). By combining physical and biological processes, spatially explicit models have shown their ability to help in understanding plant–environment interactions. This Special Issue on plant growth modelling presents new information within this topic, which are summarized in this preface. Research results for a variety of plant species growing in the field, in greenhouses and in natural environments are presented. Various models and simulation platforms are developed in this field of research, opening new features to a wider community of researchers and end users. New modelling technologies relating to the structure and function of plant shoots and root systems are explored from the cellular to the whole-plant and plant-community levels.

Keywords: Plant morphology; architecture; functional–structural plant model; FSPM; source and sink; root system; photosynthesis; simulation; plasticity; computational plants

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Subjects: Ecology and Conservation ; Evolutionary Biology ; Plant Sciences and Forestry

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