Biologia Plantarum

, Volume 50, Issue 2, pp 287–290 | Cite as

Circumnutation of Arabidopsis thaliana inflorescence stems

  • N. Someya
  • K. Niinuma
  • M. Kimura
  • I. Yamaguchi
  • H. Hamamoto
Brief Communication


Time-lapse monitoring using infrared imaging revealed a distinct change in circumnutatory behaviour of Arabidopsis inflorescence stems by dark treatment, which drastically increased curvature and decreased nutation frequency. Re-irradiation during dark treatment had different effect on the nutation frequency and the curvature, suggesting that radiation condition controls them through different mechanism.

Additional key words

curvature development differential growth internal oscillator nutation frequency revolving movement 


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© Institute of Experimental Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Praha 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Someya
    • 1
  • K. Niinuma
    • 1
  • M. Kimura
    • 1
  • I. Yamaguchi
    • 1
  • H. Hamamoto
    • 1
  1. 1.RIKEN (The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research) Plant Science CenterSuehiro, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, KanagawaJapan

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