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.