Plants That “Remember” – Some Plants Can Record Environmental Experiences For Future Reference By Altering Their DNA

Plant memory? Can some plants access past experiences so that this information can be incorporated into new responses, such as flowering? The answer is: Yes! (as illustrated in the photo on the the left). This picture shows a cabbage plant that was grown for five years in the laboratory of…

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The Mystery of the Flowering Hormone Solved?

The Mystery About 150 million years ago dinosaurs were disappearing from the Earth, and flowering plants were appearing. Since that time, flowering plants (angiosperms) have flourished, rapidly diversifying and spreading into virtually every landscape on the planet. Charles Darwin referred to this abrupt origin and highly accelerated rate of diversification…

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