Modelling transport processes in tissues and organs at a mesoscopic scale

  • Ansgar Bohmann Universität Heidelberg
  • Juliane Claus Universität Heidelberg
  • Andrés Chavarría-Krauser Universität Heidelberg
Keywords: transport, uptake, transpiration, metalls, zinc, nutrients, water, roots, leaves, genetic regulation


Three mesoscopic models of transport processes in plants are presented: water fluxes in tissues, zinc uptake in roots, and gas fluxes in leaves. The models aim at increasing our understanding of the interaction between physical and biological processes in plants. Besides giving ideas for derivation of other mesoscopic models, the presented results can be of use in functional-structural plant models.

2A Exchange and transport processes in plants