Zero-G and the growing tree

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Zero-G and the growing tree
« on: 24/06/2009 09:43:35 »
Could anyone please tell me which scientist of where and for whom , and when, the experiment of the growing flora in space was performed?
and the results.pls


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Zero-G and the growing tree
« Reply #1 on: 30/07/2009 08:42:55 »
The common roof moss (Ceratodon purpureus) grew in striking, clockwise spirals, according to Fred Sack, the study's lead investigator and a professor of plant cellular and molecular biology at Ohio State University.


The researchers expected random, unorganized growth, as seen with every other type of plant flown in space.

"We don't know why moss grew non-randomly in space, but we found distinct spiral patterns," Sack said.