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New Trends in the Physics and Mechanics of Biological SystemsLecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 92, July 2009$
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Martine Ben Amar, Alain Goriely, Martin Michael Müller, and Leticia Cugliandolo

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199605835

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605835.001.0001

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Modeling plant morphogenesis and growth

Modeling plant morphogenesis and growth

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(p.301) 10 Modeling plant morphogenesis and growth
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New Trends in the Physics and Mechanics of Biological Systems
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Richard S. Smith

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605835.003.0010

Plant development occurs through a carefully controlled interaction between cell differentiation and growth. Biochemical substances such as genes, proteins, and signalling molecules cause cells to differentiate into specialized tissues and regulate the growth that ultimately determines the emergent forms seen in plants. Thus in order to simulate plant morphogenesis, it is necessary to combine biochemical and genetic network simulations with models of plant growth. In the simplest case, growth can be specified descriptively, for example when exploring the biochemical aspect of patterning processes such as plant organ positioning or phyllotaxis. In cases where the shape is an emergent property of the model, physically-based growth models are preferred, which allow the simulation of interactions and feedbacks between biochemical processes and biomechanics.

Keywords:   morphogenesis, physically-based growth, simulation, plant development, biomechanics

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