Traumatropism

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Traumatropism

 

the ability of growing plant organs to modify their orientation as a result of injury. Unilateral injury to the tip of a root produces negative traumatropism, that is, bending of the root in a direction opposite to the injured side. Unilateral in jury to the shoot apex produces positive traumatropism, that is, bending in the direction of the injury. [26–380–1 ]

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