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Planta. 1967 Sep;77(3):277-86. doi: 10.1007/BF00385297.

[The dose response relations in geotropic and phototropic stimulation: Comparison of mono-with dicotyledonous plants].

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Botanisches Institut der Universität Rostock, Rostock, Deutschland.


The increase in the geotropic curvatures of Avena coleoptiles and Lens epicotyls is linear and proportional to the time of stimulation. With low stimulation the sensitivities of both objects are equal; with longer stimulation the curvature of Avena coleoptiles is somewhat greater.To increased phototropic irradiance Lens epicotyls react with a first and a second positive curvature. Between the two ranges of curvature (from about 10,000 up to 1,000,000 lx · sec) they are phototropically insensitive; negative curvatures never occur. The same reaction is shown by 12 other dicotyledonous plants (Brassica napus, Brassica oleracea subsp. capitata, Brassica oleracea subsp. bullata, Lepidium sativum, Vicia villosa, Sinapis alba, Cucumis sativus, Linum usitatissimum, Helianthus annuus, Agrostemma githago, Raphanus sativus, Convolvulus tricolor) and by 3 other monocotyledonous plants (Hordeum distichon, Secale cereale, Triticum aestivum). In the first positive reaction the phototropic sensitivities of Avena coleoptiles and Lens epicotyls are equal, in the second positive reaction Avena coleoptiles are more sensitive. For Lens epicotyls (for Avena coleoptiles, too) the reciprocity law is valid in the first positive reaction, but not in the second positive reaction.

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