Responses of roots to simulated weightlessness on the fast-rotating clinostat.

@article{Sobick1979ResponsesOR,
  title={Responses of roots to simulated weightlessness on the fast-rotating clinostat.},
  author={V. Sobick and Andreas Sievers},
  journal={Life sciences and space research},
  year={1979},
  volume={17},
  pages={285-90}
}
Sedimentable cell particles are distributed randomly along the horizontal axis of the fast-rotating clinostat. They neither sediment in the direction of gravity, nor in the direction of the centrifugal force, nor in the direction of the resultant force of both. The effect of this "weightlessness" and that of very small centrifugal forces on the perception of mass acceleration was examined using young primary roots of Lepidium sativum L. (Cruciferae) during their early development on the fast… CONTINUE READING