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Thigmotropism vs. Thigmonasty

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Thigmotropism

Thigmotropism is a directional growth movement which occurs as a mechanosensory response to a touch stimulus. Thigmotropism is typically found in twining plants and tendrils, however plant biologists have also found thigmotropic responses in flowering plants and fungi.
Oct 15, 2021

Thigmonasty

Thigmonasty or seismonasty is the nastic response of a plant or fungus to touch or vibration. Conspicuous examples of thigmonasty include many species in the leguminous subfamily Mimosoideae, active carnivorous plants such as Dionaea and a wide range of pollination mechanisms.
Oct 15, 2021

Thigmotropism

The movement or growth of an organism in a particular direction in response to contact with a solid object.
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Thigmonasty

A nastic response to touch or vibration.
Oct 15, 2021

Thigmotropism

(biology) Growth or motion in response to touch
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