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alternative, non-conventional plant biology

Post by sapajou » Sun Apr 09, 2006 8:57 pm

Hi there,
Im a biology student with main focus on plant physiology. id like to know more about research teams investigating on non-conventional subjects of plant biology (such as mentioned e.g. in the book "the secret life of plants" or others). generally, id like to collect ideas for my thesis and further studies. does anyone know where to find some more information on the subject? maybe someone can help me?

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Post by Linn » Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:05 pm

ummm? I think there was mention of it in the
botany forum somewhere? :?: not sure.
is that the thing about plants thinking?
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Post by kiekyon » Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:30 am

Linn wrote:ummm? I think there was mention of it in the
botany forum somewhere? :?: not sure.
is that the thing about plants thinking?


plant thinking? how is that possible?
they dont even have a brain

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Post by mith » Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:20 am

The secret life of plants was prolly written by a non-biologist. Sounds bogus.
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Post by Linn » Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:23 am

kiekyon wrote:
Linn wrote:ummm? I think there was mention of it in the
botany forum somewhere? :?: not sure.
is that the thing about plants thinking?


plant thinking? how is that possible?
they dont even have a brain


I know, but some apparently think so :?
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Post by kiekyon » Wed Apr 12, 2006 4:03 am

i would suggest u make some research on plant defense mechanism.
there are very interesting stuff here,
for example, i read somewhere that a species of plant actually form some sort of alliance with insect(if i remember correctly wasp) to protect itself

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Post by angel » Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:16 am

kiekyon wrote:i would suggest u make some research on plant defense mechanism.
there are very interesting stuff here,
for example, i read somewhere that a species of plant actually form some sort of alliance with insect(if i remember correctly wasp) to protect itself


Well, there was a reserach paer on plant talk. They observed that when plants were able to someway communicate to the adjacent members about some detrimental condition which had affected them (some insect I think) and was going to paas to the others.

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Post by baikuza » Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:30 pm

kiekyon wrote:
Linn wrote:ummm? I think there was mention of it in the
botany forum somewhere? :?: not sure.
is that the thing about plants thinking?


plant thinking? how is that possible?
they dont even have a brain


hei, hei...
plant can thinking also. if not how they response any stimulus?
like tobaco which produce nicotin from its root and bring them to the distrubted area(s) at a few time to againt the insect who distrub it.

that just a simple example.
i think, all organism can do "thinking"

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