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Spontaneous rotational inversion in Phycomyces.

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The filamentary fungus Phycomyces blakesleeanus undergoes a series of remarkable transitions during aerial growth. During what is known as the stage IV growth phase, the fungus extends while rotating in a counterclockwise manner when viewed from above (stage IVa) and then, while continuing to grow, spontaneously reverses to a clockwise rotation (stage IVb). This phase lasts for 24-48 h and is sometimes followed by yet another reversal (stage IVc) before the overall growth ends. Here, we propo...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Inst
Role:
Author
Journal:
Physical review letters
Volume:
106
Issue:
13
Pages:
138103
Publication date:
2011-04-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1079-7114
ISSN:
0031-9007
URN:
uuid:3866ae2c-3bb5-4d0b-acb7-2f7aa1c7f677
Source identifiers:
188266
Local pid:
pubs:188266
Language:
English
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