Using a Mathematical Model of Phloem Transport to Optimize Strategies for Crop Improvement

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Abstract

It is valuable to set an ideotype plant structure (i.e., ideal numbers and arrangement of sucrose sources, sinks, and pathways that maximize crop yield) as a goal for breeding with modern and near-future technologies. However, it is not easy to theoretically specify an ideotype because multiple factors need to be considered simultaneously. Here a method to obtain plant ideotypes using a simple mathematical model is described. The model identifies plant structures with maximal yield through a series of simulations of the dynamic changes in sucrose concentration at different positions of the plant. Originally developed for rice, this revised method can be applied to a wide range of crop plants.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Pages387-395
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
Volume2014
ISSN (Print)1064-3745
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6029

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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    Seki, M. (2019). Using a Mathematical Model of Phloem Transport to Optimize Strategies for Crop Improvement. In Methods in Molecular Biology (pp. 387-395). (Methods in Molecular Biology; Vol. 2014). Humana Press Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-9562-2_29