Found 12 Articles for Plant

The Dangers of Sassafras

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 07-Mar-2023 15:33:24
Sassafras is on the list of natural supplements and food additives with a bad reputation. This herbal medicine made from trees has a long history of use that dates back centuries. It is a famous ingredient in everything from tea to gumbo. However, despite its popularity among Native Americans and early settlers, the usage of sassafras does come with some significant warnings. There are several convincing reasons to avoid using this plant product, which was considered a potent tonic, whether used in sassafras baking, cooking, or drinking. Before beginning to utilize sassafras, it is worthwhile to learn more if you ... Read More

Plant Respiration

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 20-Feb-2023 12:52:37
Introduction Plant respiration is a process and for this, they require oxygen and they return carbon dioxide. The movement of air between the atmosphere and cells of the species is seen. The process witnesses the inhalation of oxygen and exhalation of carbon dioxide gas. Parts for the respiration of plants are leaves, stems, and roots. About Plant Respiration The process of respiration is considered a biochemical process that helps living organisms to get the required energy. Glucose is an essential element for starting this process and it is diverted into energy that helps in the production of carbon dioxide and ... Read More

Plant Physiology

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 20-Feb-2023 12:48:32
Introduction Plants have a dependency on soil for water and mineral nutrients. These materials are stored via specific biological cycles. Xylem carries the absorbed water and minerals with a continuous pressure flow created due to water vapour loss in leaves. In the process of carrying nutrients, water appears as a potential carrier and plays a pivotal role in the transportation of nutrients in plants. What is plant physiology? Plant physiology refers to plant behaviour and function including the dynamic process of metabolism, growth, reproduction, communication, and defence to stay alive in the environment. Different plant organs, cells, and tissues ... Read More

Plant Life Cycle and Alternation of Generations

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 20-Feb-2023 12:33:12
Introduction This particular process is very common in different types of plants like algae as well as fungi. This process refers to the reproduction process of animals where diploid as well as haploid types of cells are found. The alteration process fully depends on the plants. For example, in the bryophytes category plants, the haploid is the dominant generation, and the diploid is the dominant generation in the tracheophytes category plants. What is the alternation of generations? The cycle of life of a plant is alternating between the diploid sporophyte as well as haploid ... Read More

Plant Kingdom Plantae

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 20-Feb-2023 12:31:09
Introduction This living organism is commonly made of multiple numbers of cells that is eukaryotic. This type of cell has a prominent wall and the main component of this wall is cellulose. The differentiation process of this kingdom was done according to the model of R.H Whittaker and this classification process was mainly done due to the structure of the cellular body, the process of nutrition, organisation of body structure as well as the reproduction process. Another important basis of the classification is the phylogenetic combination with others What is the kingdom of plants? Plantae refers to ‘the kingdom of ... Read More

Plant Growth Regulators

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 20-Feb-2023 12:25:30
Introduction There are multiple external factors in the play that assists in the course of the growth of plants. The course of growth in plants is noticeable through all the organs. These growths are also prompted by organic compounds which are the growth hormones. There are multiple hormones present in plants that assist in the elongation of the overall plant along with their respective organs. What are plant growth regulators? The regulators that assist in the enlargement of various parts of the plants are called plant growth regulators. These are molecules that influence the development of plants and are ... Read More

Plant Fibres

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 20-Feb-2023 12:10:30
Introduction Plant fibres can be derived from several parts of plants including stems, seeds, leaves, and fruits. The plant fibres can be obtained from various types of grass fibres and are determined as biodegradable and renewable resources. The fibres that can be obtained from stems are jute, kenaf, bamboo, flax, nettle, and ramie. Linen is one of the major types of plant fibres, incorporating properties like dull lustre, hard-wearing, strong, absorbent, breathable, keeping the skin cool, and easily creases. The fabrics that are obtained from linen are Huckabuck Holland, and Duck mattress ticking. What are plant fibres? The fibres that ... Read More

Scientific Names of Animals and Plants

Bitopi Kaashyap
Updated on 23-Jan-2023 16:56:23
Introduction to Binomial Nomenclature Naming the various living things in nature is an old practice. But because there are so many different languages and cultures, different common names for the same species are given based on where they are and what language is spoken there. We require a standard method for naming organisms so that individuals may refer to an organism by the same name regardless of their location or language to facilitate scientific collaboration. In biology, binomial nomenclature is a formal method of naming species in which each species is denoted by a two-part name, consisting of a capitalized ... Read More

Mendelian Inheritance Using Seeds of Different Colours Sizes of Any Plant

Bitopi Kaashyap
Updated on 09-Jan-2023 15:26:40
Introduction Mendelian inheritance is a kind of biological inheritance that follows the theories first put forth by Gregor Mendel in 1865 and 1866, which were later rediscovered in 1900 by Hugo de Vries and Carl Correns and popularised by William Bateson. Mendel conducted a series of systematic experiments that examined 7 unique characteristics (for example, flower color, seed color, and seed shape) each with two distinct traits (e.g. white and purple flowers). For each trait, he produced true-breeding lines. For instance, a line of plants might only produce white flowers, whereas another might only produce purple flowers. He was curious ... Read More

Grassland Dominant Plants

Praveen Varghese Thomas
Updated on 08-Dec-2022 08:11:06
Introduction The terrestrial parts of the earth are inhabited by various types of living organisms depending on the prevailing environmental conditions. Some regions on earth receive adequate rainfall and support thick vegetation. While deserts receive extremely scanty rainfall, sparsely supporting plant growth. Flora and fauna inhabiting deserts are specially adapted to survive even the extreme aridity. Some dry regions receiving low rainfall lack huge trees and are populated by tall grasses. They are called grasslands or grassland ecosystems, or grassland biomes. There are many natural grasslands on earth, on almost all continents except Antarctica. Pampas, steppes, and prairies are popular ... Read More