Team Virtual Plants

Overall Objectives
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Section: Overall Objectives

Overall Objectives

The Virtual Plants team is a joint team between INRIA , CIRAD and INRA located in Montpellier. The long-term focus of the project is to study plant development and its control by genetic processes.

Plants are branching living organisms that develop throughout their lifetimes. Organs are created by small embryogenetic regions at the tip of each axis, called apical meristems . In the project Virtual Plants, we are interested in studying plant apical meristem functioning and development. We believe that a detailed analysis of apical meristem processes, based on advanced mathematical and computational methods and tools, will lead us to get a deeper and better understanding of plant development.

This study is performed from two complementary perspectives.

To develop these two scientific axes, we carry out research in three main categories of models and methods:

In order to make our methods and models available to our partners, all our tools are integrated in a common software platform V-Plants . Based on this platform, we coordinate the development of an open software platform OpenAlea for plant modeling at a national and international level.


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