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Definition of thigmomorphogenesis

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Definition as written by oldklingon:

Thigmomorphogenesis refers to the widespread ability of sessile organisms to modify their morphology in response to a variety of mechanical stimulations, from direct contact with the stem by insects or other plants to flexure caused by wind, water, or snow.
From a paper titled Morphological responses to simulated wind in the genus Brassica (Brassicaceae): allopolyploids and their parental species by Courtney J. Murren and Massimo Pigliucci
In American Journal of Botany. 2005;92:810-818

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