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Competition for sunlight in plants

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Competition for sunlight in plants

Competition for sunlight plays a dominant role in controlling morphology and productivity in all plants. Ben Cole is examining such responses dynamically, using a camera set up and Hidden Markov Model analysis to analyze the growth response of Arabidopsis when it is competing with other plants for resources. Ben’s project will thus contribute to our fundamental understanding of plant growth, while also serving as a model for interrogating complex signaling networks that control growth and development of plants.