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Growth changes in which the upper surface of a leaf grows, thus bending the leaf downward.
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pennellii grew small and epinastic
, quickly senesced, and soon became necrotic.
For example, excised tobacco leaf tissues grew more rapidly incubated in auxin over a 20 hour period resulting in epinastic
(downward) curvature (2, 3) and one-time application of auxins to expanding common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) leaves produced transient (multi-hour) hyponasty (upward curvature) due to increased abaxial (underside) cell expansion (3).
Also, excised leaf strips of inter-veinal tissue from tobacco respond to auxin treatment with epinastic