Chapter 6

NCERT
Class 10
Science
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2. How is the movement of leaves of the sensitive plant different from the movement of a shoot towards light?

Question:

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

Answer:

The speed of a mimosa plant is different from the speed affected by the speed of stimulation of light. The speed of mimosa is called contractile speed, while the speed of shoots towards light is affected by the direction of stimulation of light. The plant appears to bend in the same direction from where light is received.

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