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(ˌdaɪ əˌdʒi əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk)

(of plants) having a tendency for the rhizomes, branches, etc., to grow at a right angle to the direction of gravity.
di`a•ge•ot′ro•pism (-ˈɒ trəˌpɪz əm) n.
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Importance of lateral buds of diageotropic shoots in formation of the aftermath is small, despite the presence of these structures in many species.
Under natural conditions of Mordovia, the proportion of buds in diageotropic shoots, contributing to formation of the cereals aftermath, was also low.
In terms of location and importance in the formation of aftermath after defoliation of plant formation, the buds are separated to five groups: apical, lateral buds of diageotropic shoots, lateral buds of apogeotropic shoots, buds of tillering zone, and rhizome buds, differing by biometric and biochemical characteristics.