Alright, I am writing a sort of debate paper on the rainforest. As you know certain hormones are given to humans to increse growth and stimulate maturity. If that can be done, why can we not do the same to trees? To stimulate growth and maturity to help relpace some of the trees that are being destroyed thanks to deforestation. The world used to be 14% rainforest and know only 6% are left. Most medicines are made from plants, some cancers may be cured by some plants yet undiscovered in the rainforest. We will never know if we cut it all down. Also experts estimate that 137 types of plant, animal, and insect species every single day due to rainforest deforestation. That equates to 50,000 speicies a year. One and a half acres of rainforest are lost every second with tragic consequences for both developing and industrial countrie. Please if you have any information on growth hormones please contact me with such information. I really need it to make a stand. -Nemi
Lol... If only it were that simple... Growth hormones can only be given artificially if you lack them, it is not a "more is better" rule. Similar to plants: plant growth hormones(auxine, cytokine etc) would only make it turn it's leaves upside down and probably die, but anyway it won't grow faster. We haven't found a way to interchange r and k organisms yet...
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Mystery, can you tell me more clearly about how plant-grow-regulator turns the left upside down.
_at_ nemy. to keep the variety of rainforest people can culture plant from seed. In Australia they collect seed, make them germinate by flame, acid, or cold-induce. Then they grow them to form a new forrest.
Some kind of hormone we can use to get more shoot (they cut down tree for wood, and then use hormone to regenerate shoot, more economy), or more root (usually NAA)(with immature forest).
Check migration of auxin. It will the leaf grow the most in the darker part, therefore the leaf will start facing downward
Thank you. I am working hard, but those teachers at school don't allow me to study as much as i would like to.
Are you sure? Well, I am not questioning your opinion because I am just now studying these plant hormones but, it just seemed right. I guess I will just look up another way to help the rainforest grow faster. Thanks anyway, any other ideas would help. Thanks! -Nemi
Yes i am sure. Please try to understand that the plant, and any organism in general is not some kind of machine that you can press a button and fix it. Those trees have ADAPTED to a certain concentration of auxin, giberelin etc in their vascular system and a higher concentration of these hormones will not make them grow better and faster than any more than a lower concentration will...
MrMistery, I have researched this topic for atleast a month now and I haven't found anything that says anything about plants turning their leaves upside down. Have you ever injected a tree with gibberellins? Or have you read a scientific journal on it? Where do you get your information? -Nemi
Actually i didn't express myself correctly in my post. A higher concentration of auxin will turn the leaves upside down, not giberelin. Read a plant physiology textbook that has molecular and cellular mechanisms of how phytohormons work and you will see.
No, i have not injected any tree with giberelins, other did it for me. I find it useless to kill another tree just to prove the book is right. We already have to few of them
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