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  • Gene Into Rice Plants For Rww Resistance
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    For centuries, rice has been one of the most important staple crops for the world and it now currently feeds more than two billion people, mostly living in developing countries. Rice is the major food source of Japan and China and it enjoys a long history of use in both cultures. In 1994, worldwide rice production peaked at 530 million metric tons. Yet, more than 200 million tons of rice are lost each year to biotic stresses such as disease and insect infestation. This extreme loss of crop is es...
  • Genetic Diversity In Plant Crops
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    Genetic Diversity In Agriculture Genetic variation is the raw material for the plant breeder, who must often select from primitive and wild plants, including wild species, in search of new genes. The appearance of new diseases, new pests, or new virulent forms of disease causing organisms makes it imperative that the plant be preserved, because it offers a potential for the presence of disease resistant genes not present in cultivated varieties. Also, there are demands for new characters -- for ...
  • 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...
  • General Guidelines For Groundwater Phytoremediation Plants
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    Introduction: In recent years it has become clear that some environmental chemicals can cause risks to the developing embryo and fetus. Evaluating the developmental toxicity of environmental chemicals is now a prominent public health concern. The suspected association between TCE and congenital cardiac malformations warrants special attention because TCE is a common drinking water contaminant that is detected in water supplies throughout the U.S. and the world. There is a lot of concern about th...
  • Rice Plant Disease Resistant To Blight
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    Rice is the main food for about one-third to one-half of the world's population. A mature rice plant is usually two to six feet tall. In the beginning, one shoot appears. It is followed by one, two, or more offshoots developing. There are at least five or six hollow joints for each stalk, and a leaf for each joint. The leaf of the rice plant is long, pointed, flat, and stiff. The highest join of the rice plant is called the panicle. The rice grains develop from the panicles. (Jodon, 300) Rice is...
  • Aloe Plant
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    Aloe Aloe (Agave) is a genus of plant that has more than 150 species. Agave is native to South Africa but has been brought to America and is best-known here as American aloe (Agave americana), or century plant. An aloe plant has a short stem, fleshy, lanceolate leaves that form in rosettes at the end of each stem, and red or yellow tubular flowers in dense clusters. The different species of aloe differ in size from a few centimeters to more than thirty feet. The plant only blooms one time betwee...
  • Nuclear Power Plant Process
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    New form of Energy for Capetown Capetown is considered to be the largest city in South Africa, having a population of over 2,727,000 inhabits. The energy form used in Capetown at the moment, is Gas Turbine, with provides most of the city's electricity. The use of electricity in Capetown is very low compared to western countries, for example there is only one TV for almost ten people, the energy consumption per inhabit a year is about 4000 k Wh, with is 2550 k Wh less than the energy consumption ...
  • Plant At Green River
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    Purposes of the Report The purposes of this report are (1) to give a general overview of the organizational structure of the Green River plant and also (2) give an overview of the Aberdeen plant. We will also, (3) compare managerial styles between the two different plants and (4) show how these styles affect worker / company performance and satisfaction. Finally, (5) we will give our recommendation for the changes that can be made to Green River to increase productivity. We used a couple of diff...
  • Nuclear Power Plants
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    Nuclear Plants The question of whether the U.S. should have nuclear power plants is very controversial. There are two sides that one can take; however, both sides have their own share of problems. If you chose to not have nuclear plants, then eventually all natural resources will run out. The oil supply will run out relatively soon, and all other sources will run out too. The natural resources that we have now are still harmful to the earth however. The gas which we use for our cars pollutes the...
  • Use Of Plant Hormones
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    The Role of Hormones in Plants The majority of people know that hormones play a vital and important part in animal growth and development. The common layperson knows that without certain chemicals in their bodies, they would not function right. An example of a hormonal problem would be in the case of a dwarf in which a person does not produce enough growth hormone and grows only to a small height. What most people do not know is that plants also require hormones to grow and develop. This is not ...
  • Indian's Use Of Native Plants
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    Montana Plants & Native Americans Since the beginning of the human race mankind has depended on the natural resources in their environment for survival. They utilized the available flora to nourish their body, heal their wounds, comfort their ailments and to create products to ease their daily lives. Many of the same plants utilized thousands of years ago by the indigenous people have been integrated into modern day medicines. The scientific interest and knowledge of plants for nourishment, heal...
  • Three Solid Nitrogen Fertilizers
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    Fertilizers are substances added to the soil sprayed on leaves of plants to help them grow better or in some cases faster. Plants need twenty essen tail elements to help them grow. Plants make carbohydrates. A plant needs nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, sulfur, and magnesium the most to grow healthy. Most soils naturally contain enough trace elements for field crops, but such elements must be added when certain fruits and vegetable plants are grown. Nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium ...
  • Soil Into A Hydroponics System
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    Have you ever thought of growing plants without soil A science known as hydroponics will allow you to do just this. Hydroponics systems have been used since the time of the ancient Babylonians who used them to used them to grow their famous hanging gardens. Today, all around the world, fruits, vegetables, flowers, and ornamental plants are grown using hydroponics. The word hydroponics was derived from the Greek words hydro's, meaning water, and ponds, meaning labor, or literally, water working. ...
  • 7 Gas Turbine Power Plants
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    New form of Energy for Capetown Capetown is considered to be the largest city in South Africa, having a population of over 2,727,000 inhabits. The energy form used in Capetown at the moment, is Gas Turbine, wich provides most of the city+s electricity. The use of electricity in Capetown is very low compared to western countries, for example there is only one TV for almost ten people, the energy consumption per inhabit a year is about 4000 kWh, wich is 2550 kWh less than the energy consumption pe...
  • Smooth Seeds And One Plant
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    Mendel brought considerable insight to his studies. One of the most important decisions he made was to work in a system that was genetically simple as possible. His use of pure-breeding strains of pea plants is indicative of his quest for this simplicity". Mendel used pea plants in his experiments because they were cheap, available, easy to grow, and most importantly, genetically simple. He made these choices out of common sense, to make observation and research easier to accomplish, which is ne...
  • Grafted Plant
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    1 The Wonderful World of Grafting Grafting has been used for thousands of years. It is said that the Chinese have been grafting plants since 1000 BC. It was and still is used all over the world. Even Aristotle mentioned it as a metaphor, "If some of the branches were broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in their place to share the richness of the olive tree, do not boast over the branches" (Allen, 59). If you want to learn how two, three, or more different plants can grow togeth...
  • C 3 And C 4 Plants
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    C 3 and C 4 plants have two things in common, they both are found in hot and very dry areas and they both use photorespiration. However, the difference is the way they react toward water loss which will affect photosynthesis. If a C 3 plant starts to transpire rapidly because it is photosynthesizing and the stomata are open, then it will close the stomata, ending photosynthesis. What the plant does next is undergo a counterproductive cycle called photorespiration. In the C 3 plant photorespirati...
  • Plants From Animals
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    Name: Choi, Youn ah Date: Feb. 17th, 2003 Course & Section: AB-ENGL / T 2 Subject: English 13 (3: 40-4: 40 TTH) Compare and Contrast Corset vs. Footbinding Though corset and footbinding have a similar function in a way that they all started as a tradition of making women suffer to look more elegant and wealthier in the eyes of men, there still are some differences between the two. First of all, corset was originated from France, Europe whereas footbinding was originated from China, Asia where it...
  • Marijuana Plants
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    Hemp Marijuana is the most common name for the hemp plant, cannabis sativa, in the United States. The term marijuana is derived from the Mexican Spanish marijuana / marijuana that translates to 'Mary's leaf or plant. ' The term marijuana entered in to English in about 1894 and has become the mainstream term in the United States. Cannabis now has a variety of names such as hashish, pot, ganja, hemp, tea, grass, and weed. Cannabis is a unique plant, with a long history. It is also a useful plant m...
  • Species Of Pitcher Plants
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    Sett Bali se Biology-II Period Wilt gen A Study of Carnivorous Plants What exactly are carnivorous plants? They have made appearances in countless movies, books, and science fairs, but what defines a carnivorous plant is that an essential part of its diet is meat or insects. This includes venus flytraps (Dionaea muscipula), Pitcher Plants (Sarrecenia, Nepenthes, and Darlingtonia), and Sundews (Drosera). Why must these plants "eat' meat? As plants and animals evolve, they change to thrive in thei...

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