Plant Biomechanics: Using Shape to Steal Motion

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Abstract

For grass species to spread efficiently through their environment requires seeds that can disperse over large distances and burrow into the ground. Recent work using awns from Hordeum murinum in conjunction with mathematical modelling shows that awn shape leverages environmental oscillations in order to produce these directional translations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume19
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 26 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Hordeum murinum
Murinae
Biomechanics
Hordeum
Poaceae
Biomechanical Phenomena
burrows
Seed
oscillation
Seeds
mathematical models
grasses
seeds
biomechanics

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Plant Biomechanics : Using Shape to Steal Motion. / Wolgemuth, Charles William.

In: Current Biology, Vol. 19, No. 10, 26.05.2009.

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