The mechanical responses of hypocotyls, the embryonic stem of a plant between the cotyledons and root, are of interest because they can reveal insight into the timing and mechanosensitivity of growth hormones in plant growth and development. This independent study project aimed to develop a protocol for quantifying the viscoelastic responses of Arabidopsis hypocotyls.

Document Type

Final Report

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study

Date of Submission