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

Introduction to tropisms
23
Gravitropism
44
Phototropism
90
Thigmotropism
139
Other tropisms
161
References
186
Index
204
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