The other greenhouses at Plant Kingdom
are a mix of the traditional gable-roofed design and rounded Quonset-hut-shaped buildings.
Evolution created a tremendous variation in organ shapes within the plant kingdom
. Plant diverse morphologies are associated with the activity of stem cells, which are regulated by WOX genes such as WUS and WOX5 in model eudicot Arabidopsis for maintaining stem cell in the shoot and the root, respectively .
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has found a novel way to get things across to students and lovers of the plant kingdom
. And that too without the confines of a coaching class or at any extra cost.
What impressed me was the obvious joy that had been derived from the experience of connecting with the plant kingdom
, which reminded me of the saying: "Gardening is the purest form of pleasure."
Mystery and reciprocity live at the heart of the plant kingdom
. A squirrel buries hundreds of acorns and eats some of them.
Oil from the seeds of Echium plantagineum is one the richest sources of essential fatty acids in the plant kingdom
. Abundant in the well-known alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and gamma-inolenic acid (GLA), it also provides significant quantities of the lesser-known stearidonic acid (SDA).
But the national broadcaster's attempt to capture the trials and tribulations of the animal and plant kingdom
with Living With Wildlife deserves a major thumbs-up.
Chris looks at the winners and losers in the animal and plant kingdom
He desperately needed a touch of the egoless and biocentric sanity of Sir Thomas Browne: "I hold there is a general beauty in the works of God, and there is no deformity in any kind or species of creature whatsoever." Mahood finds Lawrence's mockery of Wordsworth unfair, but nevertheless finds in his poems about flowers "a strengthening of the scientific vision by the sacramental, which entitles him to be seen as the Poet Laureate of the plant kingdom
." But it seems to me that her best examples of poems which allow plants a life of their own are from Crabbe and Clare and Les Murray.
Life (BBC1, 9pm) In tonights penultimate episode we visit the plant kingdom
, and you may be thinking, but they just sit there don't they?
"Botanica Magnifica" aims to foster a greater awareness of the plant kingdom
and vanishing plant species.
Known for beautiful oversized garden pots and furniture, Serralunga has transformed the simple flower vase into a sculpture, a lamp, a landmark, and a meeting point between the plant kingdom
, furniture and technology.