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Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (4): 521–529.
Published: 15 February 2011
... into the ground, twisting and untwisting in response to changes in humidity. These feats are accomplished using awns, helical bristles of dead but hygroscopically active tissue attached to the seeds. Here, we describe the kinematics of explosive dispersal and self-burial based on detailed high-speed and time...
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