Encyclopedia of Systems Biology

2013 Edition
| Editors: Werner Dubitzky, Olaf Wolkenhauer, Kwang-Hyun Cho, Hiroki Yokota

Plant Systems Biology

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9863-7_1312

Synonyms

Definition

The science of the structure, dynamics, and behavior of systems in (or containing as a major component) photosynthetic eukaryotes.

Characteristics

In biology, universal rules describing life processes are difficult to state owing to the enormous variation among living systems. This explains the conceptual subdivision in plant, animal, human, or prokaryotic systems biology. Each one aims at the formulation of particular rules applying to a subset of species. The broader definition of the term plant as a photosynthetic eukaryote comprises the green plants, i.e., the monophyletic group of land plants and green algae, the red and bluish-green algae, and other photosynthetic organisms originating from secondary or tertiary endosymbiotic events.

Plants are essential for life on Earth. Via the process of photosynthesis they convert light energy into chemical energy used for assimilation of other inorganic compounds, growth and development. The...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Molecular Systems BiologyUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria