Disproval of the Starch-Amyloplast Hypothesis?

Richter P, Strauch S, Lebert M (2019)

Publication Type: Journal article, Review article

Publication year: 2019


Book Volume: 24

Pages Range: 291-293

Journal Issue: 4

DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2019.02.008


In a recent publication, Edelmann (Protoplasma 2018; 255,1877-1881) refuted the well-established starch-amyloplast hypothesis of gravitropism in plants. Gravitropic curvatures of shoots and roots were still present after amyloplast- containing tissues (in sheath of vascular bundles and root caps) were dissected. Here, we discuss Edelmann's data in the light of Popper's falsification principle.

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Richter, P., Strauch, S., & Lebert, M. (2019). Disproval of the Starch-Amyloplast Hypothesis? Trends in Plant Science, 24(4), 291-293. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2019.02.008


Richter, Peter, Sebastian Strauch, and Michael Lebert. "Disproval of the Starch-Amyloplast Hypothesis?" Trends in Plant Science 24.4 (2019): 291-293.

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