Mechanism for Mimosa leaf-curling?
john_hewitson at breathe.co.uk
Tue Oct 2 10:40:16 EST 2001
In www-saps.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/records/rec117.htm I explained the
mechanism behind the sensitive leaf curl of Mimosa in terms of change in
A member of the public has emailed me to suggest that the current
thinking is that it involves contractile proteins in the cytoskeleton.
Can you shed any light on this please?
Dr. John Hewitson
Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Cambridge CB2 2PH UK
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