How roots respond to gravity.

M. L. Evans, R. Moore, K. H. Hasenstein

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Abstract

Current knowledge about the mechanisms of plant root response to gravity is reviewed. The roles of the columella region and amyloplasts in the root cap are examined. Results of experiments related to gravistimulation in corn roots with and without root caps are explained. The role of auxin, abscisic acid, and calcium also are examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-119
Number of pages8
JournalScientific American
Volume255
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

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Gravitation
Abscisic Acid
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Plastids
Zea mays
Calcium

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How roots respond to gravity. / Evans, M. L.; Moore, R.; Hasenstein, K. H.

In: Scientific American, Vol. 255, No. 6, 01.01.1986, p. 112-119.

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Evans, M. L. ; Moore, R. ; Hasenstein, K. H. / How roots respond to gravity. In: Scientific American. 1986 ; Vol. 255, No. 6. pp. 112-119.
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