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Simulation of the growth of plants. Modeling of metamorphosis and spatial interactions in the architecture and development of plants

Blaise F., Barczi J.F., Jaeger M., Dinouard P., De Reffye P.. 1998. In : Kunii T.L. (ed.), Luciani A. (ed.). Cyberworlds. Tokyo : Springer, p. 81-109.

In the past, numerous techniques have been used in the representation of plants. The Plant Modeling Unit of CIRAD developed an original method of plant growth simulation based on botanical notions of plant architecture. But in simulating metamorphosis, the notion of a reference axis which shows all the stages of differenciation in a branch throughout its growth is needed. Also, if we consider the simultaneity of biological events which characterize a plant's functioning, we can study the environmental (nutrition and precipitation needs) and spatial (crowding, light influence) interactions. The reference axis is structured like a finite automaton and the discrete events simulation (scheduler) is used for the parallel simulation of the growth. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés : bilan radiatif; facteur du milieu; tige; Épaisseur; application des ordinateurs; port de la plante; modèle de simulation; croissance; plante; modélisation; architecture végétale

Thématique : Méthodes mathématiques et statistiques; Physiologie végétale : croissance et développement; Anatomie et morphologie des plantes

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