Virtual Plant Tissue
simPT_logo Virtual Plant Tissue a.k.a VPTissue is a cell-based computer modeling framework for plant tissue morphogenesis. It defines a set of biologically intuitive C++ objects that provide useful abstractions for building biological simulations of developmental processes. These include entities such as cells and cell walls, but also algorithmic components describing diffusion and active transport of chemicals, rules for cell division etc. The models provide a means for plant researchers to analyze the function of developmental genes in the context of the biophysics of growth and patterning.