Nastic curvatures of wheat coleoptiles that develop in true microgravity.

@article{Heathcote1995NasticCO,
  title={Nastic curvatures of wheat coleoptiles that develop in true microgravity.},
  author={Denis Heathcote and David K. Chapman and A H Brown},
  journal={Plant, cell & environment},
  year={1995},
  volume={18 7},
  pages={818-22}
}
Dark-grown wheat coleoptiles developed strong curvatures within 5 h of being transferred in orbit from a 1 g centrifuge to microgravity during an experiment flown on the IML-1 shuttle mission. The curving tendency was strongest in seedlings that were immature, with coleoptiles shorter than 10 mm at the time of transfer. The curvature direction was non-random, and directed away from the caryopsis (the coleptile face adjacent to the caryopsis becoming convex). The curvatures were most marked in… CONTINUE READING