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A New Leaf By Scott Fitzgerald

- Alcoholism is a common addiction found in all shapes and sizes in today’s society. It is classified as an unhealthy addiction with occurring amounts of long-term damage to oneself. This can result in death or life-long complications. When the trait of alcoholism is studied, psychological and physical problems are observed. The question of why alcoholism occurs is also asked. Examples of these can be found in literature such as the short story called “A New Leaf by Scott Fitzgerald”. These specific stories have described several accounts of characters with alcoholism as a common trait....   [tags: Alcoholism, Alcohol abuse, Addiction, Alcohol]

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Research Report On The Leaf Beetle

- TurnItIn Statement: The similarity percentage gained from TurnItIn was 11%. 6% of this was apparently from another student’s work. The matched phrase was “The aim of this experiment was to investigate the if the mounting behaviour of Callosobruchus maculatus change depending on the ratio of male to female Callosobruchus maculatus.”. This phrase is quite generic and was not copied from another student, so it was not changed. The remaining 6% was partial sentences from a variety of sources from the internet....   [tags: Gender, Sex, Male, Female]

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The Nissan Leaf In China

- Nissan Leaf is the world’s first electric car that produces zero emission. The car is a medium sized hatchback that comfortably sits five adults with a small space for bulky items. This makes it more convenient as a consumer good, but it can also be used as a commercial product in businesses like taxis. The car satisfies the need of conserving the environment as it produces no green gases. It needs modification to make its batteries last even longer without recharging. The car is manufactured in Japan by Nissan Motor Corporation Limited (Conceptcars, 2008-2011)....   [tags: Business Marketing]

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History of Maple Leaf Shoes Limited

- In this report, a research has been conducted on Maple Leaf shoes Limited. The research begins with the introduction of the company. It further discusses the challenges that the company is facing after the takeover. The report also discusses the key responsibilities that an HR manager of Maple Leaf limited should have. Introduction of Maple Leaf Ltd Maple Leaf Shoes Ltd is a manufacturing company providing vinyl and leather shoes. It is situated near Wilmington, Ontario. In 1969, the business started operating and now it has 380 employees in warehouses and offices internationally and across Canada and 400 employees in its Ontario plant....   [tags: conglomerate, business, takeover]

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Nissan Leaf: First Electrical Car

- In December of 2010, the world’s first, entirely electric vehicle was introduced to the car industry and Nissan was responsible for launching this innovative car known as the Nissan Leaf (“Nissan Product Information”). According to business reporter Michael Strong, Nissan Motor Company’s CEO Carlos Ghosn previously set a goal of selling 1.5 million electric vehicles by the year 2016. However, in 2013, Ghosn announced that it is very likely that Nissan will not reach this goal. He believes this may be achieved four or five years later than expected....   [tags: swot analysis, car industry]

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Leaf Color vs Oxygen Output

- Leaf color vs. Oxygen Output There are many different types of plants all over the world. Plants provide human and animals oxygen. Whether it lives under the ocean or on land, everything breathes oxygen in every shape and form. Fish take the oxygen from the water. Humans breathe oxygen into their lungs. And then Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is breathed out. If one color leaf produces more oxygen than another why is more oxygen produced. To understand exactly what happens during the experiment, it’s good to know about photosynthesis....   [tags: plants, breathe, oxygen, experiment]

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Contributing Factors for the Low Sales of the Nissan Leaf

- In December of 2010, the world’s first, entirely electric vehicle was introduced to the car industry and Nissan was responsible for launching this innovative car known as the Nissan Leaf (“Nissan Product Information”). According to business reporter Michael Strong, Nissan Motor Company’s CEO Carlos Ghosn previously set a goal of selling 1.5 million electric vehicles by the year 2016. However, in 2013, Ghosn announced that it is very likely that Nissan will not reach this goal. He believes this may be achieved four or five years later than expected....   [tags: electric, infrastructure, cost]

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Marketing Report : Coffee Bean And Tea Leaf

- This Marketing report comprises of information regarding Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, a renowned coffee retailer founded in the US. This report begins with an introduction of the company that discuss the origin and elements that this report focuses on, then followed by the vision, mission and values of the coffee retailer for the coming years. Then, it discusses the situational audit of the company where in it provides information about the internal analysis using the strengths and weaknesses of the company....   [tags: Marketing, Strategic management, Marketing plan]

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`` Sweat `` And O. Henry 's The Last Leaf

- Having courage is having the ability to face your fear, pain, or a difficult obstacle. You can stand up for what you believe is right. With the ability of courage, you can face anything. Courage is being heroic/brave for you or for someone else. Courage can also make you fearless. Having courage or being heroic is being able to show bravery or strength when faced with an uneasy situation. Also, you can help another in various ways. Sometimes you don’t always have to show firmness being afraid but still be a hero through your actions....   [tags: Hero, Courage, Zora Neale Hurston, Frying pan]

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Stomata Leaf Peel Count

- Stomata Leaf Peel Count Aim: · To examine the stomata on the upper and lower epidermis of a leaf. · To investigate and find out which side has more and why. Prediction: I predict that there will be more stomata on the underside of the leaf (the lower epidermis) than on the upper epidermis because that way the maximum amount of sunlight can enter the leaf without many stomata blocking the way. Also, a lower number of stomata would increase the surface area and therefore increase the amount of area available for light to hit....   [tags: Papers]

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Pest Control: The Egyptian Cotton Leaf Worm

- INTRODUCTION The Egyptian cotton leaf worm, Spodoptera littoralis Bosid, (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is a polyphagous, foliage feeding insect and considered as one of the most serious pests of many different Egyptian crops (Magd El- Din & El-Gengaihi, 2000). It is an important pest of cotton in Africa, Middle East and Southern Europe (Hosny et al., 1986). Therefore, one single larva is able to destroy 66 cm2 of cotton leaves (Scarpellini, 2001). Also, it is widely distributed in the Mediterranean region, Africa, Asia and Europe (El-AW, 2006)....   [tags: Research Analysis ]

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Tea Leaf Prophecies

- Tea Leaf Prophecies Life is a journey one embarks on without any knowledge of where it is going to lead or what might be encountered on the path. With this journey comes a mindset, the traveler often has an idea where they want the path to lead but do they really have any control over it. Harriet Mahoney traveled in a path that looked to be a straight line, but to her excitement and amazement, ended up have many sharp turns and gradual curves. Isabel's Bed, a novel by Elinor Lipman, tells of her on the path of life and the discoveries about herself and the world she makes on the way....   [tags: Papers]

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Lab Report: Bramble Leaf Morphology

- B. IMPLEMENTING SUN SITE SHADE SITE Thickness of bramble leaf/ mm 0.31 0.30 0.25 0.26 0.31 0.29 0.27 0.26 0.33 0.32 0.29 0.25 0.35 0.34 0.27 0.27 0.29 0.25 0.29 0.32 0.25 0.33 0.36 0.31 0.37 0.34 0.27 0.36 0.28 0.29 0.22 0.17 0.24 0.19 0.19 0.21 0.22 0.18 0.16 0.22 0.16 0.19 0.22 0.19 0.17 0.19 0.17 0.19 0.20 0.16 0.22 0.21 0.18 0.19 0.15 0.20 0.16 0.21 0.19 0.18 Mean bramble leaf thickness / mm 0.30 0.19 Light Intensity / mV At 10:30 7.81 At 13:00 8.34 At 15:30 7.65 At 10:30 3.89 At 13:00 4.02 At 15:30 3.76 Mean light intensity/mV 7.93 3.89 Aspect of Site South East South East Results In order to investigate the effect of light intensity on bramble leaf morph...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparison of Adaptations for Nectar Feeding in Hummingbirds and American Leaf-Nosed Bats

- The coevolution of flowering plants and their pollinators has filled the earth with a diversity of life-forms: a quarter-million species of plants, and almost as many animal pollinators, including at least 1,200 vertebrates. Most tropical and subtropical plants are pollinated by insects, a small but ecologically and economically important group of plants are pollinated by birds and mammals(Devy and Davidar, 2003). Bats and birds have families within their orders that are nectar feeding, both these groups have developed similar traits for this ecological niche....   [tags: coevolution, plants, pollinators]

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Personal Statement : Dr. Leaf Uses The Ask, Answer And Discuss For Each Thought

- Dr. Leaf uses the ask, answer and discuss for each thought.1 Sometimes you may have to stop and think and sometimes it is automatically done in a split second. Ask: is what I’m about to do add or subtract from my well-being, including spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical. This may open up a can of worms if you have not defined your spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical goals, dreams, and plans. Answer: use your free will to make a choice. Do not defer or refuse to answer because it may later expose itself in the most inopportune time....   [tags: Psychology, Thought, Sense, Perception]

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How Light Affects the Stomatal Opening in a Leaf

- How Light Affects the Stomatal Opening in a Leaf Abstract ======== My aim of this investigation was to check the affect of environmental factors affecting stomatal opening. My experiment was designed to check the stomata opening in light. Plants move in ways that may not seem obvious. The opening and closing of stomata is one example of this movement. There are a large amount of growth conditions that can affect a plant. One of the most important of these conditions concerns the type of availability of light present for photosynthesis....   [tags: Papers]

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Agreement to Sell Canada Bread Company to Mexico's Grupo Bimbo

- The close links between Business Strategic goals and Human Resource Management in Maple Leaf Foods Inc., Canada Company background Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is well known as a leading packaged food provider in Canada with over 100 years sustainable working. Its head quarter is in Toronto, but it operates across the North of America, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Asia, as well. Since its foundation, this company has expanded primarily by merger and acquisition activities. It owned 90 percent of Canada Bread Company, Limited, found in 1911....   [tags: Maple Leaf Foods Inc]

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Involvement Of K+ In Leaf Movements During Suntracking

- Involvement of K+ in Leaf Movements During Suntracking Introduction Many plants orient their leaves in response to directional light signals. Heliotropic movements, or movements that are affected by the sun, are common among plants belonging to the families Malvaceae, Fabaceae, Nyctaginaceae, and Oxalidaceae. The leaves of many plants, including Crotalaria pallida, exhibit diaheliotropic movement. C. pallida is a woody shrub native to South Africa. Its trifoliate leaves are connected to the petiole by 3-4 mm long pulvinules (Schmalstig)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Investigating the Effect of Light Intensity on the Size of a Plantain Leaf

- Investigating the Effect of Light Intensity on the Size of a Plantain Leaf Title: To investigate the effect of light intensity on the size of a plantain leaf. Hypothesis: I predict that the size of the plantain leaves would increase as the light intensity decreases. Therefore, plantain leaves found in the shade will have larger surface areas than leaves found in an open area. Theory: Sunlight is an essential factor need to complete the process of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis consists of the following equation: Sun light Carbon dioxide + Water ========> Glucose + Oxygen Chlorophyll Chlorophyll is a substance found in chloroplasts, found in the cells of...   [tags: Papers]

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The Principle Of Optimal Design

- The principle of optimal design is key to the success and fitness of a plant in its environment. It follows the idea that evolution via natural selection will lead organisms to have a combination of the most optimal form and function necessary for growth and reproduction in the environment in which they live (Parkhurst et al. 1972). A plant with genotypes creating phenotypes the most optimal for growth and reproduction in that environment have higher fitness, this adaptive leaf size is advantageous because its means they can outcompete others to survive....   [tags: Thermodynamics, Heat, Temperature, Leaf]

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Investigating the Relationship Between the Length and Width of a Leaf

- Investigating the Relationship Between the Length and Width of a Leaf Aim: To investigate if there is a relationship between the length and width of the leaves. I will also investigate summary measures to represent my data. Data Collection: I choose to collect my leaves from a tree in my back garden, as it was easy to access. I picked the leaves from different places and different heights around the tree so that my sample of leaves would be random. I choose a sample size of 35 leaves because it is large enough to reflect the trend amongst the width and length of the leaves on the tree, but still keeping it to a manageable size....   [tags: Papers]

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Adaptations Addressed The Major Problems Of The New Mode Of Life

- As plants evolved, moving from the sea to land, there were many adaptations that needed to occur to sustain the new mode of life. Adaptations addressed the major problems of how to prevent water loss, how to transport water, and how to reproduce in a newly dry environment (Lecture 4). Different organisms addressed these issues in a variety of ways, giving rise to anatomical differences in tissues and biochemical changes, which contributed to the rise in genetic variation of plant species. First, plants had to use adaptations to prevent water loss in the new, dry environment....   [tags: Plant, Fern, Leaf, Gymnosperm]

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Comparative Stem and Leaf Diagram of Error Lines

- Comparative Stem and Leaf Diagram of Error Lines Key: 0 4=0.4 cm Year 7: 0.4, 0.4, 0.6, 0.6, 0.6, 0.6, 0.9, 1.4 Year 11: 0.4, 0.6, 0.6, 0.6, 0.6, 0.9, 0.9, 1.6 Year7 Mode: 0.6 cm Median: 0.6 cm Lower quartile: 0.5 cm Upper quartile: 0.75 cm Interquartile range: 0.75-0.5=0.25 cm Semi-interquartile range: 0.25÷2=0.125 cm Year 11 Mode: 0.6 cm Median: 0.6 cm Lower quartile: 0.6 cm Upper quartile: 0.9 cm Interquartile range: 0.9-0.6=0.3 cm Semi-interquartile range: 0.3÷2=0.15 cm Aware to on track with my second hypothesis and to avoid endless d...   [tags: Papers]

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The Plant Of The Pteridophytes

- Evolution Most botanists believe that the Pteridophytes also known as ferns are descendants of the Rhyniopsida, an extinct group of free-sporing plants which originated in the Silurian period (about 430 million years ago) and went extinct in the mid-Devonian period (about 370 million years ago). Physiology Ferns has no flowers, no seeds, and no fruits. A fern is defined as a cryptogam which means a plant that has no true flowers or seeds. With sporangia, a receptacle in which asexual spores are formed evolving from the leaf....   [tags: Fern, Plant, Species, Leaf]

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Leaf-cutting Ants

- One of the most little known species of ants in North America is the leaf-cutter ant. This is mainly because it lives in tropical environments and it is not aggressive to animals or humans if not disturbed. The leaf cutting ant is a social insect. Alone the ant is virtually helpless but with the colony it can be a thing feared by animal and human alike. The leaf-cutting ants have a very important role in the tropical forest. They create and manipulate the environment around them. They also can do major damage....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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How Does Photosynthesis Affect The Rate Of Photosynthesis?

- Photosynthesis is the primary activity of green leaves from which glucose is produced by inorganic materials – carbon dioxide and water – with light as the source of energy (Sheppard 1932). It is known that glucose is used by plants to develop and grow. Therefore, with a higher rate of photosynthesis, a higher amount of plant growth would be supplemented (Evans 2013). It is innocuously assumed that by speeding up the rate in which plants grow, a higher yield of crops can be collected within one harvesting season (Reynolds et al....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Light, Leaf, Photosynthesis]

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The Extent To Which Acid Rain and Air Pollutants Affect the Height and Total Leaf Area of Peanut Plants

- Through a series of experiments to explore the effects of human activity on other living organisms, this study is aimed to answer the following question of to what extent do acid rain and air pollutants affect the height and total leaf area of peanut plants (Arachis hypogaea). The experiments documented the mean growth in height as well as leaf area of peanut plants that were exposed to varying amounts of aluminum, nitrogen, and phosphorus. The plants received twelve hours of direct sunlight, were kept at 72 degrees Fahrenheit, and were kept in soils with aluminum, nitrogen, and phosphorus....   [tags: Scientific Research ]

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Investigating Into the Possible Existence of Distribution of Stomata Within Different Leaf Types

- Investigating Into the Possible Existence of Distribution of Stomata Within Different Leaf Types The aim of my particular experiment was to investigate into the possible existence of distribution of stomata within different leaf types. My investigation also requires me to research into the rate of transpiration into the different leaf types and if this has an effect of the distribution of stomata on the leaves surface. Prediction I predict that the environment of which I found my particular leaf type had an effect on the stomata distribution in my particular leaf type....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effect Of Water On Plant Water Relations

- Introduction Plant-water relations refers to the relationship between water in plant, water in soil, and water in atmosphere, it studies the movement of water through various means within the plant and different factors that may effect it. One of these factors examined by scientists include cavitation, which occurs when air bubbles enter the xylem water stream and prevents the passage of water through vessels and trachids (Ewers et al., 1998). Water deficiency is one of the most limiting factors in plant growth and food production....   [tags: Statistics, Student's t-test, Transpiration, Leaf]

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Why Not Any Other Smoothie?

- Why Not Any Other Smoothie. Whereas there can be no denying that green smoothies have increasingly become popular these days, the reality however is that only a few of them can give you the loads of health benefits they promise you. However, green smoothie cleanse is not any other cleanse or fad diet that is being popularized out there. There are actually lots of people who have experienced firsthand life-changing results with the green smoothie cleanse. Below are some of the reasons as to why the cleanse is not like any other cleanse out there....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Digestion, Leaf]

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Environmental And Health Concerns Over Pesticide And Fertilizer

- Conventional or Organic foods lets debate, Studies have found that consumers who choose organic foods over conventional produce foods for several reasons including, but not limited to, environmental and health concerns over pesticide and fertilizer. In addition, conventional practices, and perceived improved nutritional value of organic foods. Since consumers are willing to pay more money for organic foods, because people believe organic is better and more nutritious. Retail studies: A few of these studies have reported increased vitamin C and mineral content such as calcium, magnesium, iron, and sodium, in organic foods (mostly fruits and vegetables) as compared to conventional foods....   [tags: Nutrition, Vitamin, Vegetable, Leaf vegetable]

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Masa, A Mango Covered Wit Chile

- Masa i. When at the store, I was directed to this by a worker. Masa is actually the dough made out of this corn flour when adding water. It is used to make tortillas and tamales along with other Mexican dishes. It is referred to as a grain. It contains the following: 1g of fat, 25g of carbs, 2g of fiber and 3 g of protein. m. Mangogo i. Mangogo is basically a mango covered wit Chile. This is a different name brand but is the same thing as the vero mango suckers covered with chile. This is considered to be a sweet or candy....   [tags: Nutrition, Vegetable, Blood sugar, Leaf vegetable]

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O'Connor Character Traits

- O'Connor Character Traits In Flannery O'Connor's short stories, "A Good Man is Hard to Find", "Revelation", and "Greenleaf", the main character in each share similar traits. Though the grandmother, Mrs. Turpin, and Mrs. May differ from each other in many aspects, there are three notable traits that each clearly possesses. Each of these individuals is highly conscious of their own social status, is socially prejudiced, and is extremely racist. Each of the women is revealed as being highly conscious of their own social status....   [tags: Comparative Literature Green Leaf Essays Papers]

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C-Seasonal Abundance of Pulvinaria Psidii Maskel Stages and Total Population Infest Guava Trees at Qaliobiya Governorate

- C-Seasonal abundance of Pulvinaria psidii Maskel stages and total population infest guava trees at Qaliobiya governorate: Seasonal abundance of P. psidii different stages and total population infesting guava trees at Qaliobiya governorate from 1st April 2005 till mid March 2007 were investigated and tabulated in tables (XVII &XVIII) and graphically illustrated in fig (87-9) Seasonal fluctuation of ovisacs: The results in the tables (XVII) and figure (87) proved that, the P. psidii ovisacs have regular occurrence all over the year, except during the end of each year (from 1st January till 1st April) where the number were very low....   [tags: Environmental Biology]

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The Shamrock and all It Symbolizes in Ireland

- ... Dublin is the capital of Ireland and is the home to 40 percent of the Irish population. Ireland is divided into two jurisdictions Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. In Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland, the religion people follow is Christianity, with the largest church being the Roman Catholic Church. About 84 percent of Irish people identify themselves as Roman Catholic in Republic of Ireland, while 41 percent identify themselves as Roman Catholic in Northern Ireland. In Ireland, the most common language people speak is Irish (Gaeilge), which is an Indo-European language that derives from the Celtics....   [tags: St. Patrick, Irish identity]

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Free Essays - I Found Timelessness

- I Found Timelessness Today, waiting on the schoolhouse steps, I saw something I had never seen before. My back against the warm brick wall, in happy prospect, I stared abstracted towards the red-orange of autumn on a tree. At the very center of my concentration was a single leaf; a torn yellow-green, not even red yet. But it fell. I saw the precise moment of release - the instant the leaf actually disconnected from the branch. It was the brevity of perfection. Partition in sunderance, an umbilicus severed, a future unlatched; an end and a beginning....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive Essay]

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Loss in Mass Through Transpiration

- Loss in Mass Through Transpiration Aim: · To investigate the loss of water and mass in the leaf · To find out if more water is lost sat the top/bottom of the leaf Prediction: I predict that the leaf without any Vaseline on it would lose the most mass and water because there is nothing blocking the stomata, therefore water will evaporate, but no water will be taken in. The next one that will lose the most water will be the one with Vaseline on the top only. This is because there are more stomata on the bottom and therefore more water will be lost than if there was Vaseline only on the bottom, which has a lower number or stomata....   [tags: Papers]

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An Experiment Based on Phtosynthesis

- Introduction: Photosynthesis is the use of sunlight to produce carbohydrates. In order to produce carbohydrates, photosynthesis converts the energy in sunlight to chemical energy in sugar bonds. Photosynthesis takes place in only the green parts of plants, which the green part are chlorophyll pigments. An example of this would be the leaves of a plant. In order for photosynthesis to occur sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water are essential, however oxygen is produced in the process. Photosynthesis consists of two connected sets of reactions....   [tags: sunlight, chlorophyll]

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How Does The Amount Of Direct Light Effect The Cellular Process Of Photosynthesis?

- Problem/Purpose of Lab How does the amount of direct light effect the cellular process of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the conversion of light energy to chemical energy stored in sugars or other organic compounds. There are two main processes of photosynthesis; the light reactions and the calvin cycle. The light reactions occur in thylakoid membranes of the chloroplast. First a photon of light strikes a pigment molecule of photosystem II, exciting one of its electrons. While the electron falls back to ground state, a nearby pigment molecule is raised to its excited level....   [tags: Photosynthesis, Adenosine triphosphate]

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The Craft And Folk Art Museum

- The Craft and Folk Art Museum is located across LACMA on Wilshire Boulevard, and it was not until the 14th of October when I finally got to visit this place. Upon my arrival, the museum was still closed and the first thing I saw outside of the entrance was a colorful and chaotic installation piece made by my professor’s friend. The first thing that came out of mind when I saw that artwork was how interesting the mind is of an artist to create these types of things. When the museum finally opened, I could not help but think of what other exciting art pieces are inside, I honestly did not really know what to expect since I never been to a museum dealing with only craft and folk art....   [tags: Art, Visual arts, Arts, Aesthetics]

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Photosynthesis And The Light Reactions

- Introduction Photosynthesis is the way green plants use light to convert water and carbon dioxide into glucose (Photosynthesis, 2005). Oxygen is given off during this process (Photosynthesis, 2005). The formula for the photosynthesis reaction is stated below. 6 H20 (water) + 6 CO2 (carbon dioxide) (sunlight) C6H12O6 (glucose) + 6 O2 (oxygen) Photosynthesis can be squandered down to two parts: the light reactions and the dark reactions. The light reactions, the first stage of photosynthesis, takes place in the thylakoid membrane of the chloroplast and convert a photon (light energy) into chemical energy by exciting an electron into a higher orbital....   [tags: Photosynthesis, Carbon dioxide, Oxygen, Thylakoid]

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How Surface Area Affects the Rate of Transpiration of Leaves

- How Surface Area Affects the Rate of Transpiration of Leaves To show that transpiration did occur on a leaf we did a preliminary experiment. We took two plants, and set them in a bell jar, one of the plants was cut beneath its leaves, so that we could show that if it did transpire it would be from the leaves and not the stem. The experiment was set up like this: Water appeared on the side of the bell jar, this shows that transpiration does occur through the leaves of a plant....   [tags: Papers]

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Antioxidant Source in Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp

- Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp is one of the second most dietary legume crops. The leaf extracts may be used a potential source of natural antioxidant that can be used as an important medicine. The possible in vitro antioxidant activity of acetone, aqueous, ethanol, ethyl acetate and chloroform leaf extracts of Cajanus cajan is investigated using DPPH assay, reducing power, hydroxy radical scavenging activity and phosphomolybdenum assay. Physicochemical studies of leaf extracts and anatomical investigation of leaf, petiole, and pulvinus were carried out....   [tags: extracts, leaves, oxidation]

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'Thank Goodness That's Over' Argument Explained

- The ‘Thank Goodness That’s Over’ argument by Arthur Prior (1959), illustrates that our language fundamentally uses tenses, and not ‘space-time’ tenseless talk. In this essay I shall explain prior’s argument, along with a potential critique for it. Prior begins by identifying and supporting N.L. Wilson’s account of ‘substance-language’ where, in our everyday speech, we talk about events as they go on and change. In opposition, Prior highlights that mathematical logicians (such as Quine) wrongly promote ‘space-time’ language, where words that we use to describe individuals existing through time are replaced with words describing ‘word-lines’ or ‘life-histories’ of events....   [tags: language, tenses, events]

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Light and Photosynthesis

- Introduction. Light is a very important factor in the rate of photosynthesis, in my project I am going to test that plants do need light in order to photosynthesise. It will be very interesting to see how light will influence the rate of photosynthesis in plants and what will happen if they do not get the required light in order to produce starch . The plant I have chosen to do is a Geranium which is a dicotyledonous plant found in the dry and hot regions of South Africa. Aim To see whether light effects the rate of Photosynthesis in plants or not....   [tags: plant, sun, greranium]

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The Effect of Stomata Density on the Midrib and Margin of Woody Dicot Leaves

- The Effect of Stomata Density on the Midrib and Margin of Woody Dicot Leaves INTRODUCTION Plants are relied heavily on their ability to exchange water and gases to keep life on Earth alive and well. Tiny, microscopic pores that are found on the surface of stems and leaves in plants are vital in order for this exchange to occur. These pores, or openings, are called stomata (Freeman, 2011). Stomata are mainly open when photosynthesis is occurring, which takes place during the day, and are closed at night....   [tags: photosynthesis, gas, research]

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Photosynthesis And Its Effect On The World

- Introduction: What is photosynthesis, photosynthesis is the process where light energy is converted to chemical energy and storing it in chemical bond of sugar all these reactions take place in structures called chloroplasts. During the process of photosynthesis carbon dioxide, water, and light is consumed to produce glucose and oxygen. Thus bringing us to cellular respiration this is where plants consumes glucose and oxygen and produces carbon dioxide, water, and ATP energy molecules. To capture light energy for photosynthesis, chloroplasts absorb all light in the violet/blue and orange/red wavelengths....   [tags: Photosynthesis, Oxygen, Carbon dioxide]

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The Effects of Pollution on the Growth of Peanut Plants

- In the control group, it is shown that, on average, the peanut plants grew up to 1.69 inches and had an average leaf area of 3.166 cm^2. In the aluminum sulfate investigation, the data calculated shows that plants watered with a pH of 2.5 grew the least in plant height (1.992 in) and leaf area (3.81 cm^2), followed by the plants watered with a pH of 3.5 (2.375 in & 4.67 cm^2). The plants that were given water with a pH of 4.5 grew the most with an average height of 2.81 inches and leaf area of 5.48 cm^2....   [tags: Scientific Research ]

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Diversity of Micro Fungi on the Leaves of Hevea Brasiliensis

- 2.1 What are pathogens. Carris, Little, and Stiles (2012) defined pathogen as parasites that causes diseases which are categorized by symptoms. 70% of known plant diseases are caused by plant pathogenic fungi. Plant pathogenic fungi are parasites, but not all plant parasitic fungi are pathogens. Of many types of fungi that live on plants, the endophytic fungi live in intimate association with plants and depend on them for nutrition. As for the biotrophic fungal pathogens, they obtain nutrients from living host tissues, often via specialized cells called haustoria that form inside host cells....   [tags: pathogens in rubber tree plantations]

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Investigating the Amount of Stomata on a Variety of Different Sized Leaves

- Investigating the Amount of Stomata on a Variety of Different Sized Leaves Introduction During this experiment I am going to investigate the stomata on a large leaf and a small leaf from the same plant to compare the amount of stomata per mm². The stomata are small openings found in the lower epidermis of leaves. Each stoma is surrounded by two bean-shaped guard cells containing chloroplasts. A stoma is a very efficient structure because it can control the rate of transpiration (water loss) and the exchange of gases....   [tags: Papers]

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Photosynthesis Investigation

- Photosynthesis Investigation This is the method used by plants to obtain their food. Plants which use this process only are known as Autotrophic (self feeding) organisms. Plants produce carbohydrates as a result of Photosynthesis, predominately glucose. If a plant cannot use the glucose immediately it stores it in the form of starch. If the carbohydrates were stored as glucose, this would have a drastic effect on each plant cell. They would absorb water through osmosis, swell up and burst....   [tags: Papers]

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Results and Methods for Measurement of Photosynthetic Rate of the Leaves of Bean and Corn Plants

- Methods To determine the rates of photosynthesis for the 5-week-old bean plant and the 5-week-old corn plant, the QUBIT Systems, Inc. apparatus was employed. A diagram of this apparatus is presented in page 4-5 of the biology lab manual (Bio, 2002). The computer connected to this apparatus was adjusted to present two graphs which measure the percentage of Oxygen in the air over time and photon flux (micromole quanta/m^2/s). Next, a leaf was retrieved from the top of a bean plant and sealed from the air in the laboratory via thumbscrews inside the leaf chamber of the apparatus....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Life with Metaphors

- Title Life with metaphors Life has metaphors that can be found in our actions, thoughts, and circumstances. Two metaphors that can be found in our lives when we experience situations can be compared to “turning over a new leaf” that has positive effects, and “digging your heels in” that has negative and positive effects from choices people make. Our beliefs help us live each day to handle decisions, goals, and responsibilities during any period of our lifetime. Our purpose in life is to use the "turning over a new leaf" and "digging our heels in" metaphors to be better people in all circumstances....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Similarities And Differences Between Chimpanzees And Chimpanzees

- Introduction: Common chimpanzees are a specie of the apes and the evidence shown in their traits show that they are related to humans. Chimpanzees are covered in black hair except for their faces, ears, palms of their hands, and the soles of their feet. Both males and females chimps have a white beard and young chimps may have a whiter complexion compared to the older chimps. As the males and females chimps age, their forehead is often bald and their back becomes gray. The size and appearance of chimpanzees can vary, but male chimpanzees are often larger than the females....   [tags: Human, Chimpanzee, Common Chimpanzee, Hominidae]

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Energy Production with Faux Foliage

- Multiple attempts have been made to develop a catalyst that could mimic photosynthesis to produce energy, but all of them have been unsuccessful or too expensive. Professors at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new way to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. Chemistry and energy professor Daniel Nocera has developed an artificial leaf with a catalyst that uses sunshine to produce energy. This is not the first catalyst to be produced but is the first that uses inexpensive everyday materials....   [tags: Alternative Energy]

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Water in the Vine

- Each year thousands of tourists visit vineyards all over the world to taste wines. Others come to see the manicured vineyards with their canopies trellised like green curtains and plump fruit ripening in dappled sunlight. Good wine is associated with the images of hillside and valley vineyards surrounding grand chateaus and wineries. The weather, soil and cultural practices are marketed as the Terroir (sense of place). What’s missing from the brochures and rarely talked about are the grapevines roots....   [tags: vineyards, tourists, grapevine]

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The Effect Of Photosynthesis On The World 's Largest Solar Battery ( Rajni Godvinjee )

- Photosynthesis is a process in which autotrophs use the reactants carbon dioxide, water, and light energy to produce glucose and a byproduct of oxygen. It should also be pointed out that autotrophs are organisms that produce their own food by means of photosynthesis, such as plants and certain types of bacteria. Plants breath out the oxygen through their stomata, and could care about the oxygen as much as we care about breathing out carbon dioxide. Due to the byproduct of oxygen that is released from this process, it is essential to all life on earth, in an ever continuing cycle....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Acid, PH, Photosynthesis]

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The Effect of Absorption Rate on Light and Dark Colored Leaves

- The Effect of Absorption Rate on Light and Dark Colored Leaves. A particular leaf color may have an effect on the leaf’s absorption rate. An experiment was conducted to determine the relationship between a leaf’s absorption rate and color. A group of students tested spinach, cabbage, and no chloroplast solutions to determine the relationship it has with the absorption rate. It was found that darker colored leaves have a higher absorption rate than lighter colored leaves when analyzed from the graphs....   [tags: sunlight, chlorophyll, photosynthesis]

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Importance of Operations Function in Japan Tobacco International Inc.

- Japan Tobacco International Inc. (JTI), being a member of Japan Tobacco Inc. and world's third largest international tobacco company, operates 95 offices, 25 factories, 6 R&D centers and 5 tobacco processing facilities in more than 120 countries. All sites are linked by complex and highly efficient networks supported and directed in a 24/7 mode. More than 10’000 out of total 27’000 company’s employees are engaged in Manufacturing and Global Supply Chain (GSC). JTI’s operations include sourcing materials, managing product making and packing, directing international distribution, as well as systems and processes support....   [tags: Japan Tobacco International Inc.]

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The Century Quilt By Marilyn Nelson Wenick

- There exists, in each and every individual, a desire to belong to something greater than one’s self. While there is much in life that one must discover on their own, the security ensured through the bonds of acceptance provides many with a means of identification. Such classification is exemplified in the poem “The Century Quilt” by Marilyn Nelson Wenick, where familial bonds are examined through the means of a family coverlet. Through the utilization of literary techniques, the author effectively develops the complex meaning of the century quilt....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Family history, Genealogy]

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How Photosynthesis Is Affected By Different Scenarios

-                                               II. Abstract: This lab is based on how photosynthesis is affected by different scenarios. In this activity we will changing the amount of light exposure on our leaf disks. We will be covering one of the cups with aluminum foil prohibiting light from entering at the beginning of the light reactions cycle to see how that changes the rate of photosynthesis. As predicted it stopped photosynthesis did not happen in this trial. III.Background:  The process of converting light into energy is known as photosynthesis....   [tags: Photosynthesis, Carbon dioxide, Chloroplast]

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Light and Photosynthesis

- For my one research task project I have decided to see if light is necessary for photosynthesis to take place in green plants. I choose this topic because I wanted to see if light necessary for photosynthesis is really. It is also a very interesting topic because most living things need light to function, survive and grow. Photosynthesis is the physic-chemical process by which green plants use light energy to photosynthesis. When Photosynthesis occurs it takes in the co2 from the atmosphere and releases oxygen as a bi product....   [tags: chemical energy, green plants]

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Seasonal Abundance of Ceroplastes Cirripediformis Stages Infesting Guava Trees at Qaliobiya Governorate Euring the Two Studied Years

- B-Seasonal abundance of Ceroplastes Cirripediformis stages infesting guava trees at Qaliobiya governorate during the two studied years (from mid January 2005 -1st January2007) are shown in tables (XIII &XIV) and figures (81-84): Seasonal fluctuation of the pre-adult: Data in the previous tables and figure (81) illustrated the dynamic curve of Cer. cirripediformis nymphs, it had only two peaks. Whereas the first peak occurred at mid February, with an average of (118-150 pre-adult / leaf) and the second peak was (114-358 pre-adult / leaf) at mid November during the two studied years respectively....   [tags: Environmental Biology]

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Analyzing Canadian Energy Trade Policy Through Two Lenses

- 1. Introduction “Using history as a mirror allows one to see the future trends. Using a person as a mirror allows one to see what is right and what is wrong.” – Chinese Tang Dynasty Emperor Shimin Lee. In this paper, I will use two lenses to analysis Canadian energy trade policy. First, I will compare Canada’s old National Energy Program (NEP) in 1980 and today’s Free Trade Regime, and predict what the future trend might be for Canada’s energy trade policy design and implementation. Second, I will compare Canada’s energy free trade policy with China and Russia’s state control energy trade policy, and analysis their lessons for Canada’s future energy trade policy design....   [tags: Energy]

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Plant Structure and Function

- Plant structure and function Aug. 4, 2005 Summary In the lab exercise regarding plant structure and function, we examined slides containing the different kinds of roots (monocot, dicot). We labeled the parts and pointed out the different roles of each in the plant structure. Also, we examined monocot stems and dicot stems in order to familiarize ourselves with its external and internal structures. We sketched and labeled the parts of the stem and looked closely at the positions of each part....   [tags: Biology]

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Perspectives of the Characters in The Young Housewife

- Perspectives of the Characters in The Young Housewife From the first stanza we decipher that there is a young housewife moving about her husbands house in negligee. Some important questions that come to my mind are: Is she alone?, and why is she moving. The answer to both of these questions we do not know. Is this young housewife dancing around the house in her negligee because her and her husband had a wonderfully romantic night, or is she merely shuffling along performing her wifely chores and duties....   [tags: Young Housewife Essays]

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Colombia 's Drug Trade : Colombia

- Colombia`s Drug Trade Colombia is a country that is rich in soil and the most fertile in the world. Because Colombia has such rich and limitless resources it comes at a high price. One of these resources is considered to be a life line to a better life, which is called the coca leaf. Cocaine is a drug that has been around for many years. This drug hasn 't always been for recreational uses but just known as a pure coca leaf in the jungle. The coca leaf has not only transformed it 's self into a money-making drug but it has also transformed Colombia into the main supplier to all countries for its pure cocaine drug, making Colombia one of the most dangerous places in the world....   [tags: Colombia, Illegal drug trade, Cocaine]

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Nietzsche 's Argument On Human Reasoning

- After studying Logic, I now believe that Nietzsche is wrong in saying human reasoning is not valid. I believe this because after reading through Nietzsche’s argument I see some fallacies that make Nietzsche’s argument less valid. I also see that Nietzsche is saying that human reasoning must not be valid because we cannot understand our own concepts, such as leaves or honesty. In this paper, I will be proving that Nietzsche is incorrect in saying that human reasoning is not valid. In the beginning of Nietzsche’s argument Nietzsche uses the fallacy of Attacking the Man (ad hominem)....   [tags: Truth, Logic, Critical thinking, Fallacy]

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Reduction Of Cell Turgor Pressure

- stress, thereby inhibiting leaf expansion after the loss of cell turgor pressure (Iqbal and Ashraf, 2005). Principally, reduction of cell turgor pressure leads to stomatal closure and limits CO2 assimilation and reduced photosynthetic rate resulting lessening of chlorophyll content, which ultimately responsible for lowering of plant biomass because of low production of photosynthetic assimilates (Netondo et al., 2003). However, some researchers discovered that the roots are less affected by salinity and increase of root-shoot ratio will enhance absorption of water and nutrient, and strengthen the capacity of the plant in saline resistance and in poor soils, which was helpful for the plant to...   [tags: Photosynthesis, Chlorophyll, Plant]

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The Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation

- The Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), has unveiled their new negative emissions concept car at the Beijing Auto Show. The name "ye Zi" or "YeZ", which means leaf, was reportedly chosen because the concept car genuinely gathers energy from the world around it. It runs on renewable energy and somehow emits oxygen, making it the world 's first 'carbon negative ' car. Yes I said carbon negative. According to SAIC the Leaf will use wind, solar and biological technology to power the tiny two-seater....   [tags: Internal combustion engine, Diesel engine]

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Pipe, Cactus, and Aloe

- Got a Leak problem. Leak problem. Per say in a situation there was a leak. Every option was tried to fix but none worked. Have you ever tried using the skin of Cacti or Aloe. Have you ever wondered how they can hold so much water and nothing leaks out from the skin. And nothing can seep into the skin. In this study, Cacti and Aloe are going to be put up against man made leak fix. The main purpose for this study is to see if Cacti and or Aloe skin can be used to block leaks. This is relevant to the community because common household leaks can be obnoxious and very expensive at certain times....   [tags: natural solutions to technical problems]

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Bioassays in Relation to the Growth and Colouration of Tomato Seedlings

- Bioassays in Relation to the Growth and Colouration of Tomato Seedlings Abstract: The objective of the experimental research was to assess how bioassays affect the plant growth, colouration and overall appearance of the plant. To set the experiment up thirty-nine plants were required. Plants were watered with different concentrations of potassium chloride, manganese chloride and copper chloride and compared to the results of the plants being watered with distilled water. Measurements of the plants were taken almost every day to ensure accuracy....   [tags: Scientific Research ]

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6 Cigar Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction about Cigars

- What does a cigar smoker have in common with a fisherman. They are both propagators of tall tales. The fish gets bigger and myths about cigars get more embellished with each telling. Let's separate fact from fiction to bust a few longtime myths about cigars. Myth #1: "People who Smoke Cigars are Snobs" "Cigar Consumption Favors the Wealthy" – (2 myths in 1!) If you're a beginning cigar aficionado, chances are you'll hook-up with cigar snobs at the local cigar bar. Be warned, it offends them when they observe you smoking your cigar "wrong"....   [tags: smokers, taste, churchill]

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Investigating if the Number of Leaves Affect the Water Loss From the Previt and the Stem and Leaves

- Investigating if the Number of Leaves Affect the Water Loss From the Previt and the Stem and Leaves Ideas. · The amount of water in leaves. · The thickness of the stem. · The number of leaves. · Size of the roots. · Temperature. · The amount of leaves that are left on the stem. · And finally the sizes of the leaves. AIM. Our Aim is to find out if the number of leaves affects the water loss from the Previt and the stem and leaves. I am going to keep everything the same except for the temperature and the water....   [tags: Lab Report]

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Kalanchoe, A Native Plant of Madagascar

- Kalanchoe is part of the Crassulaceae plant family, which includes relatives such as Jade and Stonecrop. A native of Madagascar, the plant requires sun and a well-drained, light soil, one suitable for cacti. There are over 125 species of the Kalanchoe tropical plants, only one species of the crassulaceae family originates from the America, 56 from southern & eastern Africa and 60 species in Madagascar. They are also found in south-eastern Asia and China. The name Kalanchoe comes from a phonetic transcription of the Chinese words 'Kalan Chauhuy' meaning "that which falls and grows", likely in reference to the plantlets that drop from many of the species but others believe it from the ancient...   [tags: house plant, leaves]

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Investigating the Rate of Transpiration in a Mesophyte Plant

- Investigating the Rate of Transpiration in a Mesophyte Plant Experiment to investigate the relationship between the number of stomatal pores on the upper and the lower surfacesof the leaves of a mesophyte plant and the rate of transpiration from those surfaces. The aim of the experiment The aim of the experiment is to investigate how the number of stomatal pores is related to the rate at which water is lost from the leaves....   [tags: Papers]

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Position Statement

- Position statement On behalf of the Chairman of the Green Leaf Foundation, Thailand which has closely collaborated with 6 major organizations as follows: 1. Tourism Authority of Thailand 2. Thai Hotels Association 3. United Nations Environment Program 4. Demand Side Management Office of Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand 5. Association for the Development of Environmental Quality, and 6. Metropolitan Water works Authority Due to the past experience of environmental crisis, the government tries to be active and alert in the hotel and tourism industries, and tourists, have more awareness and concern about prevention of environmental problems (Bohdanowicz, 2006)....   [tags: Tourism ]

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Could Aloe Vera Cause Cancer?

- ... Yuji Ikeno et al. reported that the lifelong ingestion of aloe vera gel does increase the average life span of Fischer rats. The animals used in this study were male specific pathogen free Fischer 344 rats (F344 rats). The study used 360 rats and divided them into 4 groups with 60 rats in each test group. The control group 1 received a semi-synthetic diet without aloe vera. Group 2 received a diet with 1% freeze-dried aloe filet; Group 3 received a diet with 1% charcoal-processed, freeze-dried aloe filet; and Group 4 received whole leaf charcoal-processed aloe vera (0.02%) in the drinking water....   [tags: food aditive, carcinogenic, acemannan ]

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A Study On Plant Development

- Introduction Plant development is influenced by both genetics and evvirnoment and consitst of many components including; polarity, cell division, elongation, differentiation and the production of plant organs from apical meristems. A study by Nakagawa et al (2012) demonstrated that leaf development was disrupted in asymmetric leaves 1 (as1) and as2 mutant plants treated with berberine. Berberine is a benzylisoquinoline alkaloid that is naturally produced in some plants, is known to bind DNA with a preference towards triplex and quadruplex DNA....   [tags: DNA, Gene, Genetics, Base pair]

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The Adaptations of Green Plants for Photosynthesis

- The Adaptations of Green Plants for Photosynthesis Photosynthesis is the metabolic pathway by which the inorganic compounds water and carbon dioxide are converted into carbohydrates using light energy, which is absorbed by chlorophyll. Plants need to be adapted so that maximum light energy is absorbed and therefore maximum photosynthesis occurs. Plants have adapted in order to be able to survive in many different climates such as high temperatures and humid conditions. Leaves play an important part in photosynthesis, as they are the first part of the plant, which is exposed to the light energy from the sun....   [tags: Free Essays]

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