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Microtubules do the twist

As plant life diversified during evolution there would have been intense competition for light, making the ability to twist and climb advantageous. A subcellular filamentous network can create the twist seen in climbing plants.

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Figure 1: A basis for twistiness?


  1. * From Flanders and Swann's song Misalliance, reproduced by permission of the Estates of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann 2002.


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Hussey, P. Microtubules do the twist. Nature 417, 128–129 (2002).

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