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Try: http://sunflower.bio.indiana.edu/~rhangart/plantsinmotion.html



Hangarter


Science, the magazine of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, featured this site in the Netwatch section of its Jan. 18 issue. The Web site, called "Plants-in-Motion," is the work of IU biologist Roger Hangarter.

Through a QuickTime format, viewers may select from 21 movies, ranging from Arabidopsis germination to sleep movement of leaves. In "Dancing Fools" the concept of nutation is illustrated, using a slender plant that does a fairly decent "funky chicken." Arabidopsis, by the way, is a small flowering plant in the Brassica family, like radish, broccoli and cauliflower. It has been adopted by plant science researchers as a "model organism" to study a wide range of processes involved in controlling growth and development of flowering plants.

Hangarter has had several E-mail contacts since the article appeared, some linking to his page, and the photo editor of the Spanish Muy Interesante is doing a story about the site.

 
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Publication date: March 29, 2002
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