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Motions of leaves and stems, from growth to potential use

Mathieu Rivière, Julien Derr, Stéphane Douady
2017 Physical Biology  
Kinematic amplification strategies in plants and engineering Victor Charpentier, Philippe Hannequart, Sigrid Adriaenssens et al. -Biomimetic photo-actuation: sensing, control and actuation in sun-tracking plants M P M Dicker, J M Rossiter, I P Bond et al. -Recent citations Physical root-soil interactions Evelyne Kolb et al -This content was downloaded from IP address 207.241.231.82 on 26/07/2018 at 22:23 Abstract The study on aerial plant organs (leaves and stems) motions is reviewed. The
more » ... reviewed. The history of observations and studies is put in the perspective of the ideas surrounding them, leading to a presentation of the current classification of these motions. After showing the shortcomings of such a classification, we present, following an idea of Darwin's, the various movements in a renewed and observation-based perspective of the plant development. With this perspective, the different movements fit together logically, and in particular we point out that the mature reversible movements, such as the sensitive or circadian movements, are just partial regressions of the developmental ones.
doi:10.1088/1478-3975/aa5945 pmid:28084220 fatcat:ftqnf7w5xrhjfdjvguiv74srku