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Re: Exciting

September 22nd, 2018, 10:34 pm

(Light) exciting news: Blazes of light reveal how plants signal danger long distances
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They also produce "threat-specific" chemicals which are spread with the wind over large distances to other trees, who smell the danger and have time to e.g. start producing substances which are not very tasty for the bugz. People who live in the forest often can "smell" the "mood" and condition of the trees.
 
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Re: Exciting

December 17th, 2018, 7:25 am

(Light) exciting news: Blazes of light reveal how plants signal danger long distances
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They also produce "threat-specific" chemicals which are spread with the wind over large distances to other trees, who smell the danger and have time to e.g. start producing substances which are not very tasty for the bugz. People who live in the forest often can "smell" the "mood" and condition of the trees.
Plants don't like the human touch, study finds
 
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Re: Exciting

December 17th, 2018, 9:42 am

Lone Ranger music 
 
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Re: Exciting

December 17th, 2018, 9:47 am

Careful @9.12 overhead line
 
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Re: Exciting

December 17th, 2018, 5:48 pm

(Light) exciting news: Blazes of light reveal how plants signal danger long distances
Image

They also produce "threat-specific" chemicals which are spread with the wind over large distances to other trees, who smell the danger and have time to e.g. start producing substances which are not very tasty for the bugz. People who live in the forest often can "smell" the "mood" and condition of the trees.
Plants don't like the human touch, study finds
My ponytail palm must think I'm Donald Trump.
 
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Re: Exciting

January 7th, 2019, 4:40 am

Exciting (because photosynthesis is about collective excitations of electrons in plant molecular complexes)
Photosynthesis Hack Will Make Plants More Productive So the World Can Feed 40% More
In some of our most useful crops (such as rice and wheat), photosynthesis produces toxic by-products that reduce its efficiency. Photorespiration deals with these by-products, converting them into metabolically useful components, but at the cost of energy lost. South et al. constructed a metabolic pathway in transgenic tobacco plants that more efficiently recaptures the unproductive by-products of photosynthesis with less energy lost. In field trials, these transgenic tobacco plants were ∼40% more productive than wild-type tobacco plants.
I don't like and don't trust this research. Plants are perfect as they were made by Nature.
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