Pattern analysis in branching and axillary flowering sequences

Citation
Y. Guedon et al., Pattern analysis in branching and axillary flowering sequences, J THEOR BIO, 212(4), 2001, pp. 481-520
Citations number
56
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Multidisciplinary
Journal title
JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL BIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0022-5193 → ACNP
Volume
212
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
481 - 520
Database
ISI
SICI code
0022-5193(20011021)212:4<481:PAIBAA>2.0.ZU;2-F
Abstract
In the architectural approach to the study of plants, a major issue is to a nalyse branching and axillary flowering patterns. Due to the structured exp ression of the branching process and the noisy character of the observed pa tterns, we propose an analysis framework which is both structural and proba bilistic. Data take the form of sequences which naturally represent the und erlying structural information of branching and axillary flowering patterns and allow the application of a large number of methods ranging from explor atory analysis to stochastic modeling. The primary aim of the proposed anal ysis methods is to reveal patterns not directly apparent in the data, and t hus to deepen our biological understanding of the underlying mechanisms tha t control the branching and the axillary flowering of plants over time and space. The proposed approach is illustrated using a set of examples corresp onding to different plant species and different biological or agronomic obj ectives., (C) 2001 Academic Press.