Communication and Information Theory of Single Action Potential Signals in Plants

@article{Awan2019CommunicationAI,
  title={Communication and Information Theory of Single Action Potential Signals in Plants},
  author={Hamdan Awan and R. Adve and N. Wallbridge and C. Plummer and A. Eckford},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience},
  year={2019},
  volume={18},
  pages={61-73}
}
  • Hamdan Awan, R. Adve, +2 authors A. Eckford
  • Published 2019
  • Computer Science, Biology, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine
  • IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience
Many plants, such as Mimosa pudica (the “sensitive plant”), employ electrochemical signals known as action potentials (APs) for rapid intercellular communication. In this paper, we consider a reaction–diffusion model of individual AP signals to analyze APs from a communication- and information-theoretic perspective. We use concepts from molecular communication to explain the underlying process of information transfer in a plant for a single AP pulse that is shared with one or more receiver… Expand
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