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Feel the force!

Plants are remarkably sensitive to their environment, responding by appropriate growth and development to a wide range of environmental stimuli. In the case of gravity, the appropriate response is for stems to grow...

Stem uprighting in tree saplings

Stem uprighting in tree saplings

Tree saplings growing in a forest understorey undergo frequent changes in their light environment, to which they must adapt. Collet et al. analyse changes in sapling stem inclination over 4 years after canopy opening in...