Phototropism of Phycomyces Sporangiophores

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THE communication to Nature concerned with phototropism in Phycomyces from Curry and Gruen1 and its extension by Carlile2 may be considered in relation to the critical study of the phenomenon of adaptation undertaken by Delbrück and Reichardt3.

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    Curry, G. M., and Gruen, H. E., Nature, 179, 1028 (1957).

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BANBURY, G. Phototropism of Phycomyces Sporangiophores. Nature 181, 358–359 (1958) doi:10.1038/181358a0

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