Mutant Monday: Lazy1

In Biotechnology by Cathryn

This photo comes courtesy of Steve Dellaporta.

This photo comes courtesy of Steve Dellaporta.

Gravitropism is a plant’s response to gravity. It is what makes the roots grow down into the soil, and the shoot grows in the opposite direction. There are several pathways in this response including amyloplasts, whole cell response and hormones. Lazy1 interferes with the plant’s hormone response to gravity. The result is a plant that slouches like a teenager, it bends back toward the ground as it grows but does not break.

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