SHARP: Shade-avoidance Response in Plants - An Evolutionary Simulation Software Package

Wen Fung Leong, Sanjoy Das, Stephen M. Welch, Cynthia Weinig

Abstract

Educational simulators take learning to the next level by bringing students’ understanding of a subject closer to their personal experience. In this paper, software to simulate the evolution of shade-avoidance responses in plants is developed. Models and equations to imitate the response are described. An example simulated scenario is illustrated and discussed. This simulation demonstrates typical shade-avoidance response in plants; the competition for sunlight between plants grown in high density conditions channelizes more resources towards longer stems. Additionally, the simulations show how increased competition over plants grown in low density conditions lowers the variability in the overall shapes of the individual plants.

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Fung Leong W., Das S., M. Welch S. and Weinig C. (2013). SHARP: Shade-avoidance Response in Plants - An Evolutionary Simulation Software Package . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH, ISBN 978-989-8565-69-3, pages 163-170. DOI: 10.5220/0004485801630170


in Bibtex Style

@conference{simultech13,
author={Wen Fung Leong and Sanjoy Das and Stephen M. Welch and Cynthia Weinig},
title={SHARP: Shade-avoidance Response in Plants - An Evolutionary Simulation Software Package},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,},
year={2013},
pages={163-170},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004485801630170},
isbn={978-989-8565-69-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,
TI - SHARP: Shade-avoidance Response in Plants - An Evolutionary Simulation Software Package
SN - 978-989-8565-69-3
AU - Fung Leong W.
AU - Das S.
AU - M. Welch S.
AU - Weinig C.
PY - 2013
SP - 163
EP - 170
DO - 10.5220/0004485801630170