Negative phototropism is the tendency for certain parts of plants to grow away from light. Roots often demonstrate this characteristic, causing them to grow deeper into the soil so that they are able to tap into the mois... More »

Plants can move when their cells grow as a response to either light or gravity, which they are able to detect even as seedlings. This type of movement is slow and permanent. Other kinds of plants are capable of quick, mo... More »

Plants need protein for healthy growth and development. One of the critical roles of protein in plants is regulating phototropism and mediating the response of plants to light-dark cycles. Proteins are also involved in e... More »

The light response in plants is a complex series of triggers and feedback loops using certain proteins in the cell to prepare and process light resulting in growth, flowering and straining toward light. The proteins resp... More »

Most plants would not grow very well under yellow light, as this color is not easily absorbed by photosynthetic pigments in plants for use in photosynthesis. As a result of poor light absorption, the plant would probably... More »

Plants grow better in sunlight than in artificial light although both sunlight and artificial light provide the energy required for plants to grow. Plants need energy in the form of photons to grow, and there is much mor... More »

Several parts of rose plants are considered edible by many insects, birds and mammals, including humans. Although most roses are protected by thorns, the petals, seeds and fruit, known as rose hips, are a natural part of... More »