clinostat


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clinostat

(ˈklaɪnəʊˌstæt)
n
(Botany) an apparatus for studying tropisms in plants, usually a rotating disc to which the plant is attached so that it receives an equal stimulus on all sides
Translations
clinostat
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The Leeds team proved the presence of the offset by using a clinostat, which slowly rotates a plant growing on its side, thereby withdrawing a stable gravity reference and enabling the researchers to monitor the anti-gravitropic offset mechanism working unopposed by a coordinated gravitropic response.
Culture in vector-averaged gravity under clinostat rotation results in apoptosis of osteoblastic ROS 17/2.
It can be experimentally reversed by positioning the plant with flower buds upside down as shown in classical experiments with the clinostat by Vochting (1886), e.
However, these moss cultures were either kept stationary or turned at a slow spin on a clinostat -- a machine resembling a record turntable placed on its edge.