The virtual plant: A new tool for the study and management of plant diseases

Wilson, P. A. and Chakrabrty, S. (1998) The virtual plant: A new tool for the study and management of plant diseases. Crop Protection, 17 3: 231-239. doi:10.1016/S0261-2194(97)00088-4


Author Wilson, P. A.
Chakrabrty, S.
Title The virtual plant: A new tool for the study and management of plant diseases
Journal name Crop Protection   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0261-2194
Publication date 1998-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0261-2194(97)00088-4
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 17
Issue 3
Start page 231
End page 239
Total pages 9
Language eng
Subject 1102 Agronomy and Crop Science
Abstract Computer software is now available for modelling the three-dimensional growth of plants. Visualisation of such models allows for representation and quantification of physical parameters which in the past have been too difficult to measure. Such 'virtual plants' will help phytopathologists to model disease dynamics and epidemiology by providing a better visual perception of a pathogen's interaction with a growing plant. This article gives an introduction to the concept of virtual plants, develops and applies a virtual plant model to quantify the impact of anthracnose disease on the tropical pasture legume, Stylosanthes scabra and briefly outlines the potential applications of virtual plants to study the epidemiology and management of plant diseases.
Keyword Anthracnose epidemiology
Disease dynamics
Modelling
Plant architecture
Stylosanthes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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