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How is the movement of leaves of the sensitive plant different from the movement of a shoot towards light?

 

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MOVEMENT OF LEAVES OF SENSITIVE PLANTS

MOVEMENT OF SHOOT TOWARDS LIGHT

1. It is a movement that is not related to growth

1. It is a movement that is dependent on growth

2. It involves change in water concentration that results in swelling and shrinking of leaves

2. It involves the movement of auxins to the shady side of the plant resulting in elongation and growth of plants towards the sun

3.  It is called thigmotropism

3. It is called phototropism

4. Example: Touch-Me-Not leaves drooping on touching

4. Example: Sunflower grows towards sunlight

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