|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2011|
|Authors:||LUCAS, MIKAËL, Laplaze, L, Bennett, MJ|
|Journal:||Plant, Cell & Environment|
|Keywords:||auxin, bottom-up modelling, crop model, functional structural plant model, molecular networks, sub-cellular model, systems biology, tissue model, top-down modelling, whole plant model|
Systems biology is all about networks. A recent trend has been to associate systems biology exclusively with the study of gene regulatory or protein-interaction networks. However, systems biology approaches can be applied at many other scales, from the subatomic to the ecosystem scales. In this review, we describe studies at the sub-cellular, tissue, whole plant and crop scales and highlight how these studies can be related to systems biology. We discuss the properties of system approaches at each scale as well as their current limits, and pinpoint in each case advances unique to the considered scale but representing potential for the other scales. We conclude by examining plant models bridging different scales and considering the future prospects of plant systems biology.
|Short Title:||Plant, Cell & Environment|