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twig

(Science: botany) A small shoot or branch of a tree or other plant.


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Cottonwood tree twigs with star-shaped pattern

Can a botanist please explain to this layman how that tiny star(five pointed) winds up in some twigs from cottonwood trees? When twigs about 1/4" diameter are cut in cross section at a "joint" (where the twig is slightly swollen and growth rings appear to ...

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by Thos
Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:54 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Cottonwood tree twigs with star-shaped pattern
Replies: 0
Views: 2123

Why The Religious Minded Rule Science With Science

... home where religion was considered very important, [Ecklund] said. Thus, they conform to the same pattern seen in the population at large. As the twig is bent, so grows the tree. " Religion is like an infectious disease as can clearly be seen. Unfortunately very difficult to cure as well, ...

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by biohazard
Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:21 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why The Religious Minded Rule Science With Science
Replies: 20
Views: 53412

"beak wiping"

Have you ever heard of beak wiping (on a limb or a twig) as being a form of body language with birds?

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by mattw
Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:54 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: "beak wiping"
Replies: 4
Views: 3236

DNA and tree vascular tissues

... question is concerned, it's phloem indeed. It is so because phloem transport nutrients from leaves to the other organs. Leaves present on that twig still suck the watery solution through xylem so it (water) doesn't leak from the cut. However, if you examined the cut from the side of the tree, ...

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by SU_reptile
Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:29 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DNA and tree vascular tissues
Replies: 4
Views: 1989

DNA and tree vascular tissues

... DNA that it was transcribed from? a question from a past competition. and the answer is 22.5% T, 22.5% A, 27.5% G, 27.5% C You cut a live twig from a tree and examine the cut surface of the twig with a magnifying glass. You locate the vascular tissue and observe a growing droplet of fluid ...

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by mercuryy
Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:24 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DNA and tree vascular tissues
Replies: 4
Views: 1989
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