How exactly does geotropism occur in plants

Phototropism and growth of plants

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  • H. G. You Buy
  • E. Nuernbergk
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More than half a century has passed since Wiesner 1878–1880 published his monograph on the “heliotropic phenomena in the plant kingdom”, a work which is still worth studying today and which captivates the reader with the clarity of its thought processes. It may have contributed to the fact that since then plant physiologists have been busy with heliotropism - or as we say today - phototropism of plants, so that a considerable pile of literature on this subject has accumulated over the past 50 years. Apart from short relevant sections in textbooks, there is still no larger, comprehensive treatment of our topic from recent times, but rather somewhat more detailed annual reports and overview presentations on the works that have appeared in a certain period of time (e.g. pierp 1919, G.wheel man 1928, Lbuilder 1929, pisek 1929, ptailor 1929 and others).

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