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Name: Jim Patrick S.
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Age: 13
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Date: 2/19/2004


Question:
What plants respond to thigmotropism?


Replies:
Plants with tendrils such as the sweet pea, grapes, etc. For more info:

http://biology.kenyon.edu/edwards/project/steffan/b45sv.htm

Anthony Brach Ph.D.


Vining plants such as English Ivy and cucumber (not the bush variety) are positively thigmotropic, in other words they move toward the stimulus of touch. A plant that is negatively thigmotropic, ie moves away from touch, is Sensitive Plant or Mimosa.

Van Hoeck



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