Cellular mechanisms of gravitropic response in higher plants

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The evolutionary success of land plants in adaptation to the vectorial environmental factors was based mainly on the development of polarity systems. In result, normal plant ontogenesis is based on the positional information. Polarity is a tool by which the developing plant organs and tissues are mapped and the specific three-dimensional structure of the organism is created. It is due to their polar organization plants are able to orient themselves relative to the gravity vector and different vectorial cues, and to respond adequately to various stimuli. Gravitation is one of the most important polarized environmental factor that guides the development of plant organisms in space. Every plant can ”estimate” its position relative to the gravity vector and correct it, if necessary, by means of polarized growth. The direction and the magnitude of gravitational stimulus are constant during the whole plant ontogenesis. The key plant re- sponse to the action of gravity is gravitropism, i.e. the directed growth of or
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2014
Event40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly 2014 - Москва, Russian Federation
Duration: 2 Aug 201410 Aug 2014


Other40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly 2014
CountryRussian Federation
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