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ERIC Number: EJ300433
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
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How Roots Perceive and Respond to Gravity.
Moore, Randy
American Biology Teacher, v46 n5 p257-65 May 1984
Discusses graviperception and gravitropism by plant roots. Indicates that graviperception occurs via sedimentation of amyloplasts in columella cells of the root cap and that the minimal graviresponsiveness of lateral roots may be due to the intensity of their caps to establish a concentration gradient of inhibitor(s) sufficient to affect gravicurvature. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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