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From W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   11 May 1878

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Summary

WTT-D’s statement perverted by Times [4 May 1878, p. 6, on WTT-D’s Royal Institution lectures on vegetable morphology].

S. H. Vines’s work on light inhibition of Phycomyces hyphae ["The influence of light upon the growth of unicellular organs" (1878), Arb. Bot. Inst. Würzburg 2 (1882): 133–47] suggests heliotropism in green plants is independent of, and more primitive than, photosynthesis.

Heliotropism in aerial roots.

Frank Darwin’s work.

Summary

WTT-D’s statement perverted by Times [4 May 1878, p. 6, on WTT-D’s Royal Institution lectures on vegetable morphology].

S. H. Vines’s work on light inhibition of Phycomyces hyphae ["The influence of light upon the growth of unicellular organs" (1878), Arb. Bot. Inst. Würzburg 2 (1882): 133–47] suggests heliotropism in green plants is independent of, and more primitive than, photosynthesis.

Heliotropism in aerial roots.

Frank Darwin’s work.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11503
From
William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Kew
Source of text
DAR 209.8: 154
Physical description
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11503,” accessed on 21 July 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-11503.xml

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