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Mathematical modelling of a cereal killer: Modelling plant cell invasion by the rice blast fungus

Presented by: 
V Styles University of Sussex
Date: 
Tuesday 10th November 2015 - 11:00 to 12:30
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 2
Abstract: 
We present a mathematical model for plant cell invasion by the rice blast fungus. The model couples an evolution law for the growth of a tumour on the plant leaf to a reaction diffusion system that holds on the surface of the tumour. We derive a finite element approximation to the model and we show some computational results.
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
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