Plant Tropisms: And other Growth Movements
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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Tropisms and other forms of plant movement
12 Plant turgor movements
13 Plant growth movements
Introduction to tropisms
22 Historical overview
32 Stimulus reception and transformation
33 Regulation of the growth responses
44 Phototropism and gravitropism
52 Thigmotropic responses
53 Stimulus reception and transformation
action potentials apical asymmetry autotropism auxin auxin gradient behaviour blue light calcium cell membrane changes in growth chemical chemotropic circumnutation coiling coleoptile concentration curvature curve Darwin dicot differential growth Edwards & Pickard effects electrical epidermis ethylene example factors filaments Firn fungi gravitropic curvature gravitropic response growing growth rate growth regulator growth stimulation heliotropism higher plants horizontal hormones hyphae hypocotyls induced initial interaction investigation involved Jaffe leaf light intensity lower plants lower side mechanical stimulation occur orientation particular pattern petioles photonastic photoreceptor phototropic curvature phototropic responses Phycomyces physiological phytochrome pigment plant growth plant movements plant organs Pohl & Russo pollen tube positive curvature pulvinus receptor red light region regulatory result rhizoids root cap Section seedlings sensitivity sensory shoots Sievers soil species sporangiophore starch grains statocytes statoliths stem stimulus reception suggested temperature tendrils thigmotropic tissues tropic curvature tropic response tropisms turgor turgor movements vertical wounding
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