Towards modelling the flexible timing of shoot development: simulation of maize organogenesis based on coordination within and between phytomers.

@article{Zhu2014TowardsMT,
  title={Towards modelling the flexible timing of shoot development: simulation of maize organogenesis based on coordination within and between phytomers.},
  author={Junqi Zhu and Bruno Andrieu and Jan De Vos and Wopke van der Werf and Christian Fournier and Jochem B Evers},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  year={2014},
  volume={114 4},
  pages={753-62}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Experimental evidence challenges the approximation, central in crop models, that developmental events follow a fixed thermal time schedule, and indicates that leaf emergence events play a role in the timing of development. The objective of this study was to build a structural development model of maize (Zea mays) based on a set of coordination rules at organ level that regulate duration of elongation, and to show how the distribution of leaf sizes emerges from this… CONTINUE READING