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  • 25 Foot Tomato Plant
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    Hydroponics Introduction NAME HERE and I became fascinated by hydroponics and the idea that one doesn't have to get their hands dirty to be a great gardener, and if your like us that's a good thing. The idea of hydroponics has been around since the pyramids where build, but in all these years it never seemed to catch on. It took about forty-six hundred years before the first scientist took a look at hydroponics and adapted it to grow crops, this was a professor at the University of California, a...
  • Aloe Vera Plant Gel
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    Aloe Vera is a member of the Liliaceae family. Also known as Aloe barbadensis, Barbados aloe, and medicinal aloe. (Quattrocchi, 2000) There are nearly five hundred species of aloe, found throughout the world today. These low or stem-less plants that originated from Africa, have prickly margin ed, pointed leaves that produce a yellowish, "gel" or medicinal sap, when cut. Taxonomic Affiliation: The species Aloe Vera is more scientifically known as Aloe barba denis. It is a member of the Asphodelac...
  • Tomato Plants
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    Hydroponics: Growing Without Soil The science of growing plants without soil has been known and used for more than one-hundred years. The word hydroponics, however, is comparatively new. Dr. W.E. Gericke is usually given credit for coining the word, which translated from Greek, means working water. The famous hanging gardens of Babylon were probably on of the first attempts to grow plants hydroponically. The work of Dr. Gre icke in the 1920's and 1930's in California, however, is generally consi...
  • Dangers Of Transfers Of Monarch Butterflies
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    The monarch butterfly, as known as Danaus, is often called the milkweed butterfly because its larvae eat the milkweed plant. They are also sometimes called 'royalty butterflies' because their family name comes from the daughter of Danaus, ruler of Argos. There are many other interesting facts about this butterfly including its anatomy and life cycle, where the butterfly lies on the food chain, the migration from Canada to Mexico, why the butterfly is being threatened, and lastly, what is being d...
  • Permit To Union Carbide Plant
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    BUS 784 The Political, Social, and Legal Environment of Business Case Study Analysis: Union Carbide Corporation and Bhopal Date: 11-16-99 Name: Sheng-Chi Chen Student Id. : 997541112 A single slip in action may cause lasting sorrow. A slight mistake in operation at a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal of India causes a lot of deaths and injuries. What a tragedy it is. Undoubtedly, there must be something wrong with the management of the plant. In addition to the plant, the governments relat...
  • Short Offspring And One Tall Plant
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    Gregor Mendel was born in Heinzendorff in 1822 and died in 1884. Ever since Mendel was a boy he was very interested in science. Whenever his friends would come back from school they would tell Mendel what they studied and he would be so excited. Mendel was so interested about what his friends told him that he begged his father to let him study. This meant a great sacrifice to his father he because owned a small farm. Needless to say, he sent his young son Gregor, who was only eleven to school. A...
  • Increasing Mortality Rate In Plants As Density
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    INTRA SPECIFIC COMPETI ON: THE RESPONSE OF THE SUNFLOWER (genus HELIANTHUS) TO INCREASING DENSITY. INTRODUCTION All species, including plants, are impacted by density. Plants, of course, cannot leave their habitat as animals can, so they tend to respond in different ways to density. As populations grow more dense, they compete for resources such as food and space and are more prone to disease. Less dense populations are more susceptible to predation pressure. It is hypothesized that as plants in...
  • Soil In A Hydroponic Garden
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    Advantages of Producing Crops Through Use of Hydroponics HYDROPONICS derives its name from the Greek HYDRO-PONO S meaning water / labor. Literally, 'Hydroponics' means 'Water Work. ' There is no soil in a hydroponic garden. No organic matter is present so nourishment (Nutrient) is not available to the plants in the same was as it is in a soil garden. Instead, nutrients are added to the water. So, as plants are watered, they are also fed. There are many ways to feed and water plants. The method c...
  • Terrestrial Animal And Plant Communities
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    A brief review on the way terrestrial animal and plant Communities are distributed globally Introduction This essay will look at the way terrestrial animal and plant communities are distributed globally. This can be achieved easily by looking at animal and plant communities within each terrestrial biome. The oxford 1995 dictionary defines terrestrial as 'of the earth' and 'of or living on land'. I have decided to briefly review biomes, and the animals and plants within them because I feel that b...
  • Terrestrial Plants
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    The kingdom Plantae encompasses water-dwelling red and green algae as well as terrestrial plants, which have evolved to support themselves outside of the aquatic environment of their ancestors. This Spark Note focuses on the terrestrial plants, which include bryophytes (mosses) as well as the more highly evolved vascular plants, called tracheophytes. As a consequence of their move onto land, terrestrial plants require structures that support their weight, prevent desiccation (drying out), aid in...
  • Plant On The Days
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    How Tall can Your Fast Plant Grow? Procedure: During the fast plant life cycle many things were taken into account. The plants all started out as a seed. Data was collected every Tuesday and Thursday after class. The kind of quantitative data that was collected was the height of each plant on the days that we would go in and check them. The qualitative data that was collected was our drawings of the plants. We were able to add details to the pictures. The purpose of this experiment was to be abl...
  • Plants Rate Of Heat Production
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    I believe that some plants produce as much heat for their weight as birds do, which are the greatest heat producers of all. It is even harder to believe that some are able to thermo regulate, which means that they actually alter their heat production to keep their temperature constant in fluctuating air temperatures. This is similar to what mammals do. The article I am reviewing tells about few a plants that do this, and how they do it. There are only three plants which have yet been shown to re...
  • Plant As A Symbol Of Immortality
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    In Gilgamesh, the tale of two companions and their epic journeys together, symbolism plays an important role in developing the story and theme. One such symbol is the so-called "How-the-Old-Man-Once-Again-Becomes-a-Young-Man" plant. As the name dictates, "new life may be obtained by means of it " (Gilgamesh 80) Symbolically the plant is imperative to a complete understanding of the work. It represents Gilgamesh's quest for immortality, and ultimately, a new realization of his own humanity. Of co...
  • Plant Dependent On The Monarch Butterfly
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    Monarch Butterflies (Danaus) and Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tube rosa) Monarch Butterflies and Butterfly Weed, a type of milkweed, have coevolve d as plant and pollinator. This means that they both rely on one another to survive. Milkweed is the primary source of nutrition for monarchs. Monarchs only eat Asclepias tube rosa a particular species of Milkweed. The monarch relies on toxins in the milkweed to fend off predators such as birds. The toxic tendencies of the milkweed plants caused the gove...
  • Good Job At The Plant
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    Steel Plant Our steel plant will be located where the baseball field and the gymnasium is. We will buy the school's land off the Board of Education. We plan on tearing down the gym and taking all the bricks and left over materials to the land fill in Princeton. This way more people can keep their homes, and not have to move away. The school will be turned into a hotel for some of the workers who live away from here. If the baseball field and gymnasium isn't enough room for the plant then we will...
  • Tall Alleles And The Dwarf Parent
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    Gregor Mendel was an Augustinian nineteenth century monk who, due to a series of momentous experiments, is now widely regarded as the forefather of genetics. Mendel studied the inheritance of seven contrasting characteristics of the species Pisum sativum, more commonly known as the garden pea. Each of the variables that Mendel experimented with were discontinuous; there were no intermediate forms. For example, one of the variables was length of stem, which was always either tall or short. From h...
  • Sunlight Vs 12 Days With Plants
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    How Sun Light Effects Growth of Morning Glories Description of Morning Glory's (background) The Morning Glory (Ipomea purpurea) family is Convolvulaceae, it contains 1200 species of herbaceous plants. Morning Glories are an outdoor plant. They received their name by their growth. They bloom for only one single average morning. I chose the Heavenly Blue species. They were discovered in the 1920's by a home gardener. They are 4-5 across with creamy white throats contrasting with a heart shaped shy...
  • Organic Nutrients And The Fungi
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    Upon considering nutrition the primary factor to take into consideration is the metabolic strategy of the organism in question. Fungi are heterotrophic, obtaining both carbon and energy from organic compounds; they are chemo-organotrophs. Plants are autotrophic, they obtain their carbon from atmospheric CO 2 and their energy from light; they are photolithotrophs. The nutritional requirement of the organism is thus dictated by its nutritional strategies, this essay will concern itself with the co...
  • Use Of Gm Plants
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    Plants are the primary source of food on the Earth. The domestication of plants for agricultural use was a long-term process. They were cultivated by human for thousands of years, during which time plants were continually selected for improved yield, growth of food characteristics. The improvement of a plant species by conservative techniques involves the selection for breeding purposes of certain plants that convey essential characteristics. As a result of human invasion into selecting which pl...
  • Species Of Plant
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    Grasslands emit greenhouse gas 20 August 2008 Chinese researchers have found further evidence that plants emit significant quantities of methane - a potent greenhouse gas. But the latest findings also show that methane emissions depend not just on the species of plant, but the conditions in which they are growing. Frank Keppler, from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany, first claimed in January 2006 that the world's plants, previously seen as a greenhouse gas sink t...

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