Optimization of source-sink relationships based on a plant functional-structural model : a case study on maize

Wu L., De Reffye Philippe, Le Dimet François-Xavier, Hu Bao-Gang. 2003. Optimization of source-sink relationships based on a plant functional-structural model : a case study on maize. In : Plant growth modeling and applications. Proceedings PMA03 : The First International symposium on plant growth modeling, simulation, visualization and their applications, Beijing, China, October 13-16, 2003. Hu Bao-Gang (ed.), Jaeger Marc (ed.). Institut d'automatique-LIAMA, Chinese Agriculture University. Pékin : Tsinghua University Press, pp. 285-295. ISBN 7-302-07140-3 International Symposium on Plant Growth Modeling, Simulation, Visualization and their Applications (PMA03). 1, Pékin, Chine, 13 October 2003/16 October 2003.

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Abstract : Based on a functional-structural plant model - GreenLab, the source-sink relationships were investigated in order to analyze the impact of fruit sink strength on the plant biomass production and partition for an optimal yield in the case of maize. The fruit sink strength optimization comes from the fact that there is competition between the fruit and the leaves in demand of biomass according to the results of GreenLab model calibration. A theoretically optimal fruit sink strength value was therefore acquired by solving a bound-con strained optimization problem to act as an evaluation criterion for the species of maize growing in the field, and we name the optimal value fruit sink reference. The optimization results hold with fruit weight serving as the objective function for the bound-constrained optimization problem. According to the fruit sink reference we can tell the maize in the field is the optimal one or not in the sense of GreenLab plant functional- structural characteristics, and possible instructions for hybridization were drawn. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Zea mays, Modèle de simulation, Modèle mathématique, Développement biologique, Fonction physiologique, Fructification, Port de la plante

Mots-clés complémentaires : Poids du fruit

Classification Agris : U10 - Mathematical and statistical methods
F50 - Plant structure
F63 - Plant physiology - Reproduction
F62 - Plant physiology - Growth and development

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Wu L., Institut d'automatique (CHN)
  • De Reffye Philippe, CIRAD-AMIS-AMAP (FRA)
  • Le Dimet François-Xavier, IMAG (FRA)
  • Hu Bao-Gang, Institut d'automatique (CHN)

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