Mechanosensing and signal transduction in tendrils.

@article{Engelberth2003MechanosensingAS,
  title={Mechanosensing and signal transduction in tendrils.},
  author={Jurgen Engelberth},
  journal={Advances in space research : the official journal of the Committee on Space Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={32 8},
  pages={1611-9}
}
The perception of thigmic stimuli is a widespread phenomenon among plants with decisive meaning for the ability to survive. Beside a general sensitivity for mechanical stimuli many plants have evolved specialized organs with highly developed mechanisms to perceive and transduce the applied forces. Tendrils of Bryonia dioica and Pisum sativum have been chosen to study the effects of mechanical stimulation on plant physiology. Both types of tendrils, although exhibiting different morphology… CONTINUE READING

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