jtotheizzoe:

How Do Plants Know Which Way Is Up And Which Way Is Down?
Radiolab and NPR’s Robert Krulwich looks into how plants tell their up from down and how they know which way to grow. We’ve got our inner ear to orient our bodies, but plants aren’t so lucky. They’ve likely got to rely on gravity-sensing molecular structures. Robert can tell you the rest …
(via Krulwich Wonders…)

jtotheizzoe:

How Do Plants Know Which Way Is Up And Which Way Is Down?

Radiolab and NPR’s Robert Krulwich looks into how plants tell their up from down and how they know which way to grow. We’ve got our inner ear to orient our bodies, but plants aren’t so lucky. They’ve likely got to rely on gravity-sensing molecular structures. Robert can tell you the rest …

(via Krulwich Wonders…)

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