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Plant Responses

Plants respond to the biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living) components of their environment
as well as external stimuli.
Responding to the environment in this way may help the plant avoid stress or being eaten
and to live long enough to reproduce.

Tropisms are directional growth responses of plants:…

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Apical dominance ­ the growing apical bud at the tip of the shoot inhibits growth of lateral
buds further down the shoot.


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