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Statoliths in space....

Jeremy Pritchard J.Pritchard at bham.ac.uk
Thu May 2 02:51:48 EST 1996


In article <4lv112$f82 at vixen.cso.uiuc.edu>, egrunden at prairienet.org (Eric Grunden) says:
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>Here on Earth, the statoliths in early roots detect gravity
>and keep plants growing upright. I am wondering what happens
>to plant growth in space. Are plants able to grow "downward"
>and are the position of the statoliths different in space?
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see articles by Perbal G & Driss-Ecole D  who have worked on root growth, microgravity and statocyte polarity

Jeremy




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