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Bioremediation encompasses a broad range of techniques within itself. Different methods to treat polluted site are phytoremediation, phytostabilization, phytosequestration, biostimulation, bioattenuation, phytoextraction, phytotransformation, phytovolaization, rhizofiltration. biovent...
The deep and medium black soils of the Deccan and the Malwa Plateaus and Gujarat are considered ideal for cotton cultivation.
Biotech firm Revolution Biotechnology (RevBio) firm they done an experiment by feeding ethonol or beer to the flowers after 24 hours the colour of white flowers are changed to red. If feed by water once again the retain its colour to white.
You know that insects feed on plants. But you will be surprised to know that some plants feed on insects. They are called insectivorous plants. These plants cannot synthesize protein. So they trap the insects and make use of protein, available in the body of the insect. These plants h...
The Botanical Name for the Neem Tree is Azadirachta indica belonging to the family Meliaceae (Mahoany Family). It is a tropical evergreen tree. The bark, leaves, fruits and flowers of the Neem Tree are used for medicinal purposes and to make many beauty products. In India the Neem Tr...
Quite a big portion about 50 million acres of rice farms worldwide are affected by salinity. These wide tracts of land are useless because no rice plants grow in them caused by the presence of salt. However, these once neglected areas will soon join in rice production. How?
Under it, food web base depends on photosynthetic organisms. Here autotrohic organisms like green plants dominate. It starts mostly in inorganic environment and energy flow and maintained indefinitely followed by radual increase in the organic matter.
Just like any other organisms, fungi also need to take food from their surroundings. Here are some of the methods they use to obtain their food.
A heavy lump of dough baked in the oven becomes a light, fluffy loaf of bread. A bland chunk of milk solids become cheese. In each case members of the fungi kingdom are at work Fungi do not have root stem or leaves Fungi do not have chlorophyll. Fungi (sing: Fungus) can live in darkne...
Plants communicate using a chemical language,using scent as the means for sending and receiving information.Some plants vocabularies contain more than 100 chemical 'words' which are used to exchange information about pests or to call for assistance.
Satyanashi or Mexican prickly poppy, scientific name Argemone mexicana is common wasteland weed of Rabi season. The plant is known for it poisonous properties but has some medicinal values too. Useful Parts of this plant are roots, leaves, seeds and yellow juice.
An alginic acid is also produced by the brown algae, alginic acids are good source of polysaccharides called as alginates, and this is used to make gels as foods. Another polysaccharides called as carrageenan are also found on the algae’s cell walls. Carrageenans are often used in p...
The size of the garden is also an important factor. In here, it should be considered that the number of the plant to be planted should coincide with the size of the garden,this is to prevent plant overpopulation which could affect the growth and development of the plant.
The leave on the other hand manufacture the plant’s food. This is done through the process of photosynthesis wherein carbon dioxide, water and sunlight are utilized. Some of the leaves of the other plants function as storage of foods and waters and other plant’s leaves serve as fo...
The highest elevation that sustains trees; higher up, it is too cold or snow cover persists for too much of the year, to sustain trees. Usually associated with mountains, the climate above the tree line is called an alpine climate, and the terrain can be described as alpine tundra.
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