Plant Tropisms: And other Growth Movements

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 31, 1990 - Science - 208 pages
This text explores the means, processes and mechanisms by which plants change the orientation and juxtapositions of various organs in order to optimize their harvest of energy, and examines the major stumuli which provokes such responses. These interactions are re-described for higher plants through to ferns, fungi and algae, and the text constantly emphasizes the functional significance of particular growth movements to plants in their natural surroundings.
 

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Contents

Tropisms and other forms of plant movement
1
12 Plant turgor movements
5
13 Plant growth movements
13
Introduction to tropisms
23
22 Historical overview
35
Gravitropism
44
32 Stimulus reception and transformation
60
33 Regulation of the growth responses
74
44 Phototropism and gravitropism
134
Thigmotropism
139
52 Thigmotropic responses
144
53 Stimulus reception and transformation
150
Other tropisms
161
61 Chemotropism
162
62 Hydrotropism
176
63 Traumatropism
180

Phototropism
90
42 Stimulus reception and transformation
109
43 Regulation of the growth responses in higher plants
127
References
186
Index
204
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