Rapid plant movements triggered by action potentials

@article{Sibaoka2006RapidPM,
  title={Rapid plant movements triggered by action potentials},
  author={Takao Sibaoka},
  journal={The botanical magazine = Shokubutsu-gaku-zasshi},
  year={2006},
  volume={104},
  pages={73-95}
}
  • T. Sibaoka
  • Published 1 March 1991
  • Biology
  • The botanical magazine = Shokubutsu-gaku-zasshi
Rapid bendings of the pulvinus inMimosa pudica, of the trap lobes inDionaea muscipula andAldrovanda vesiculosa, and of the tentacle in Drosera are triggered by action potentials in their motor cells. The action potential ofMimosa may be a C1−-spike, and that ofDionaea andAldrovanda may be a Ca2+-spike. Propagation of action potentials in the petiole or motor organ is thought to be electrotonie, cell-to-cell, transmission. The Ca 2+ release from unidentified organelles in the pulvinus or the Ca2… 
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