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Phototropism MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Phototropism
Tree Number(s)
G07.345.249.845.700
G15.920.700
Unique ID
D018524
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018524
Annotation
distinguish from PHOTOTROPHIC PROCESSES
Scope Note
The directional growth of organisms in response to light. In plants, aerial shoots usually grow towards light. The phototropic response is thought to be controlled by auxin (= AUXINS), a plant growth substance. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
Entry Term(s)
Heliotropism
Previous Indexing
Plants (1966-1994)
See Also
Phototaxis
Public MeSH Note
95
History Note
95
Date Established
1995/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/06/07
Revision Date
2016/06/23
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