Modeling the Role of Inter-Cellular Communication in Modulating Photosynthesis in Plants

  title={Modeling the Role of Inter-Cellular Communication in Modulating Photosynthesis in Plants},
  author={Hamdan Awan and Raviraj S. Adve and Nigel Wallbridge and Carrol Plummer and Andrew W. Eckford},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications},
  • Hamdan Awan, R. Adve, A. Eckford
  • Published 29 March 2021
  • Environmental Science
  • IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications
In this paper we show how inter-cellular molecular communication may change the overall levels of photosynthesis in plants. Individual plant cells respond to external stimuli, such as illumination levels, to regulate their photosynthetic output. Here, we present a mathematical model which shows that by sharing information internally using molecular communication, plants may increase overall photosynthate production. Numerical results show that higher mutual information between cells corresponds… 

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