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According to Merriam Webster Dictionary,Thigmotropism is the directional response of a plant organ to touch or physical contact with a solid object. This directional response is generally caused by the induction of some pattern of differential growth.
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This response, known as thigmotropism, is caused by hormones that cause the side touching the stem to grow slowly, while the outside of the tendril grows faster, causing it to curl tightly around a support.
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Other problems, Batterson said, are uneven ripening, early ripening when temperatures are too warm, and something called thigmotropism — there's another stumble-over word — which means that the clusters wrap around the vine and wires, making it ...
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Pretty soon we'll all be throwing around words like “thigmotropism” — the ability of vines to wind their tendrils around other plants and upright structures. And which way do they wind?

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