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klinostat a mechanism that slowly rotates a pot or other holder containing a plant. Such slow rotation eliminates the effect of gravity on the plant, preventing the root and shoot from showing GEOTROPISM.
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It can be experimentally reversed by positioning the plant with flower buds upside down as shown in classical experiments with the clinostat
by Vochting (1886), e.g.
When spores are germinated on a clinostat
, the direction of nuclear migration is random, as is the direction of rhizoid growth.
The effect of clinostat
rotation on plant protoplasts.