A systems approach to understanding root development

Journal Article (Review;Journal)

Systems theory has been applied to process analysis in a variety of scientific disciplines from engineering to evolutionary biology. In the recent postgenomic era, the accumulation of an enormous amount of data gained from a variety of technologies has led to a revisiting of systems theory concepts. This systems biology approach has been integral in understanding a variety of processes in a number of model organisms. This review gives an overview of systems biology approaches, from component identification to modeling of networks. Various features of the root, including its development and the availability of high resolution gene expression data sets that describe root development, make the root amenable to a systems approach. The current status of systems approaches to understanding root development is reviewed. © 2006 NRC.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brady, SM; Benfey, PN

Published Date

  • May 1, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 84 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 695 - 701

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0008-4026

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1139/B06-028

Citation Source

  • Scopus