clinostat


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clinostat

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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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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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.
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