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A mathematical model of the influence of the "plant memory" on kinetics of the plant growth. I. Influence of the "light memory effect" on the activity of nitrate reductase in leaves of Lycopersicon esculentum

W. Gosiewski*, M. Gosiewski**

**Vegetable Crop Department
**Warsaw Agricultural University
**Nowoursynowska 166, 02-766 Warsaw, Poland
**Fundamental Technological Research Institute
**Świętokrzyska 21, 00-049 Warsaw, Poland

Some existing mathematical models describing the kinetics of the plant growth are discussed. On the base of the Boltzman principle of superposition, a new approach to the mathematical description of the plant's characteristics is proposed. As an example of this, mathematical description of the dependence of nitrate reductase activity in the leaves of Lycopersicon esculentum on the light memory has been proved.

Gosiewski W., Gosiewski M., 1989. A mathematical model of the influence of the "plant memory" on kinetics of the plant growth. I. Influence of the "light memory effect" on the activity of nitrate reductase in leaves of Lycopersicon esculentum. Folia Horticulturae I/1: 85-93.