Mathematical modeling indicates how to use phytohormone to control plant growth

MOSCOW, March 3. /TASS/ An international research team from Russia, Germany, and the USA have collected and analyzed data on how the plant hormone auxin influences the development of plants, the Computational Transcriptomic and Evolutionary Bioinformatics Laboratory at Novosibirsk State University (NSU) reported. In their study, the biologists used data both from experiments and from mathematical modeling. Such research, which enhances the understanding plants’ biochemistry will fine-tune the development of plants to the needs of people.

Victoria Mironova, the first author of the review published recently in the journal Trends in Plant Science, and Head of Computational Transcriptomic and Evolutionary Bioinformatics Laboratory at NSU, Head of Sector for Systems biology of plant morphogenesis at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics of RAS.:

In our work, we have revised an intricate regulatory action network of one of the most important plant hormones, auxin; the formula which describes how on a molecular level, auxin controls the activity of genes crucial for the development of seeds, separate parts of a plant (roots and stems) and of a plant as a whole(Read more on TASS … )