Computational Models of Auxin-Driven Patterning in Shoots

Mikolaj Cieslak, Andrew Owens, and Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz

Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary

Abstract

Auxin regulates many aspects of plant development and behavior, including the initiation of new outgrowth, patterning of vascular systems, control of branching, and responses to the environment. Computational models have complemented experimental studies of these processes. We review these models from two perspectives. First, we consider cellular and tissue-level models of interaction between auxin and its transporters in shoots. These models form a coherent body of results exploring different hypotheses pertinent to the patterning of new outgrowth and vascular strands. Second, we consider models operating at the level of plant organs and entire plants. We highlight techniques used to reduce the complexity of these models, which provide a path to capturing the essence of studied phenomena while running simulations efficiently.

Reference

Mikolaj Cieslak, Andrew Owens, and Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz. Computational Models of Auxin-Driven Patterning in Shoots. Cold Spring Harb. Perspect. Biol. a040097, 2021. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a040097.

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