Plant Responses to Mechanical Stimuli


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The touch or vibration induced movement or curvature of a plant in a certain direction or manner that is independent of the direction from which the stimulus appears is most properly called:

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1. The influence generally long-term mechanical stimuli implant on plant growth and development is called:

2. What's the term for propagating electrochemical signals plants like the Venus flytrap use to close their leaves?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

All living things respond to changes in their unique environments. You will be quizzed on key terms related to the mechanical stimuli that affect plants.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the quiz, you will:

  • Give the term for the influence of mechanical stimuli on plant development
  • Provide a term related to electrochemical signals in plants
  • Explain what a vine needs in order to wrap around a tree
  • Name factors that can affect a plant's shape

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you pull the most essential information from the lesson on plant responses to mechanical stimuli
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to point out factors that can impact the shape of a plant
  • Information recall - consult your understanding to describe what allows a vine to curl around a tree

Additional Learning

The lesson named Plant Responses to Mechanical Stimuli takes an in-depth look at this subject. This lesson teaches you about:

  • The general appearance of plants in windy environments
  • What allows some plants to purposefully grow in a particular direction
  • Details about the signals that allow for movement in plants like Mimosa pudica