Systems biology aims at unraveling the interactions between components in biological systems and expressing them, especially in quantitative terms. This project uses the tomato fruit.
The knowledge about the functional genomics will be integrated into models to predict the functioning of the system.
The aim of this project is to develop a model for fruit growth of tomato based on gen regulated processes within the cell and the ambient conditions. This allows the explanation of growth processes at cell and tissue level.
Explaining tomato fruit growth by a multi-scale model on regulation of cell division, cell growth and carbohydrate dynamics
In: Proceedings of the IV International Symposium on Models for Plant Growth, Environmental Control and Farm Management in Protected Cultivation - HortiModel2012, Nanjing, 04-04 November 2012, China. - : ISHS (Acta Horticulturae ) - p. 167 - 172.
Modeling cell division and endoreplication in tomato fruit pericarp
In: Tackling Complex Models in Systems Biology. - : Wageningen UR - ISBN 9789461735249 - p. 85 - 106.
Regulation of tomato fruit pericarp development by an interplay between CDKB and CDKA1 cell cycle genes
Journal of Experimental Botany 63 (2012)7. - ISSN 0022-0957 - p. 2605 - 2617.