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Simulating Crop Root Systems Using OpenSimRoot

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Functional–structural plant models are valuable modeling tools in analyzing plant development. A functional–structural plant model combines a three-dimensional representation of plant structure with models for physiological functions in order to better understand plant development. We present a guide to simulating crop root systems with OpenSimRoot, a feature-rich, highly cited, and open-source functional–structural root architecture model. We describe in detail how to create your own input files in conjunction with some examples. The aim of this guide is to highlight the potential of computational modeling in biology and to make modeling more accessible to the plant science community.

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Schäfer, E.D., Owen, M.R., Postma, J.A., Kuppe, C., Black, C.K., Lynch, J.P. (2022). Simulating Crop Root Systems Using OpenSimRoot. In: Lucas, M. (eds) Plant Systems Biology. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 2395. Humana, New York, NY.

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