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Mechanism and function of root circumnutation

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:09 am
by Don
Otherwise known as Dancing Roots.



These folks germinated some seeds in a gel medium then recorded the root growth on a 15 minute time lapse. The one on the right is a mutant that doesn't do the dance.

See: https://phys.org/news/2021-02-time-laps ... roots.html

I'm doubtful that rose roots do the same thing because I don't usually see a corkscrew pattern during embryo culture but I never really watched for it.

Re: Mechanism and function of root circumnutation

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:37 pm
by roseseek
How neat! Thanks for posting it. Don.