Computational morphodynamics of plants: integrating development over space and time

Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2011 Apr;12(4):265-73. doi: 10.1038/nrm3079. Epub 2011 Mar 2.

Abstract

The emerging field of computational morphodynamics aims to understand the changes that occur in space and time during development by combining three technical strategies: live imaging to observe development as it happens; image processing and analysis to extract quantitative information; and computational modelling to express and test time-dependent hypotheses. The strength of the field comes from the iterative and combined use of these techniques, which has provided important insights into plant development.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis / genetics
  • Arabidopsis / growth & development
  • Arabidopsis / metabolism
  • Arabidopsis Proteins / genetics
  • Arabidopsis Proteins / metabolism
  • Flowers / genetics
  • Flowers / growth & development
  • Flowers / metabolism
  • Homeodomain Proteins / genetics
  • Homeodomain Proteins / metabolism
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods*
  • Kinetics
  • Luminescent Proteins / genetics
  • Luminescent Proteins / metabolism
  • Meristem / genetics
  • Meristem / growth & development
  • Meristem / metabolism
  • Microscopy, Confocal / methods*
  • Plant Development*
  • Plants / genetics
  • Plants / metabolism
  • Recombinant Fusion Proteins / genetics
  • Recombinant Fusion Proteins / metabolism
  • Time Factors

Substances

  • Arabidopsis Proteins
  • CLV3 protein, Arabidopsis
  • Homeodomain Proteins
  • Luminescent Proteins
  • Recombinant Fusion Proteins
  • WUSCHEL protein, Arabidopsis