What Makes a Plant Bend Toward the Light?

Phototropism is the process that enables plants to bend toward light. Specialized receptors within plant tissues cause cells to swell, making the stems lean in the direction of light sources.

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Justin Coleman is a freelance writer based in Connecticut. Since 2007, he has covered a variety of topics, including biology and computers, amongst others. Coleman is currently a freelance nature and technology writer and wildlife photographer. When not working, Coleman tirelessly explores new areas of nature, history, philosophy, comparative religion, technology and sociology.