Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institut für Agrar- und Gartenbauwissenschaften

Plants in silico

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Physiological functions of plants respond to environmental trigger at different scales. If the whole systems, from cellular to whole canopy, are not taken into account, conclusion derived from experiments at the whole-plant scale can be unreliable. Computer simulations (in silico) are powerful tools in modern plant science to obtain a systems understanding of the plant functions. We are interested in using computer models to explain and to predict the physiological phenomenon which are not straightforward for experimental biologist.