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Benefits of Plants [INFOGRAPHIC]

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, CO2emissions, garden, plantsgreen, greenliving )

- 2741 days ago -
The infographic depicts some quantifiable as well as unquantifiable benefits of plants


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Natasha L (19)
Monday January 16, 2012, 4:44 am

Бошко . (0)
Monday January 16, 2012, 4:44 am
Great Infographic, thanks.

Elizabeth Wynn (2)
Monday January 16, 2012, 5:12 am
Of course we reap benefits from plants! Thanks for the additional info!

Angie M. (0)
Monday January 16, 2012, 6:21 am
TY, noted

Past Member (0)
Monday January 16, 2012, 8:18 am
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love

Kay M (347)
Monday January 16, 2012, 8:31 am

Past Member (0)
Monday January 16, 2012, 12:38 pm
Thanks for adding this

Holly Lawrence (430)
Monday January 16, 2012, 12:57 pm
Plants....we should all love them, cherish to them .. thank them!

Jane H (139)
Monday January 16, 2012, 1:57 pm
ALERT! picture did not come on and there were hanky-panky pitures which came on after wards---check it out.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Monday January 16, 2012, 3:31 pm
Jane H. I didn't have that problem when clicked. Sounds like someone else is on your internet.
One year I expermented how plants give off heat during the winter. The only heat I had was from plants and was quite seasonably warm from plants alone in the house. Plants shiver just like we do when cold. Tree as well.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Monday January 16, 2012, 3:32 pm
Talk to your plants and they will be around for many years. They get sick just like humans do.

jayasri amma (10)
Monday January 16, 2012, 5:12 pm
thank you

Andrea A (11)
Monday January 16, 2012, 8:27 pm
Noted, thanks.

Robert O (12)
Monday January 16, 2012, 8:29 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday January 16, 2012, 9:12 pm
Genomes. Plants have more DNA than do human beings! "Humans, onions, and other organisms lose DNA when mistakes are made during reproduction. Chromosomes that carry genes must be copied exactly from parents to offspring, but things occasionally go wrong. Components of genes may be deleted, or changed to make a plant or animal more or less fit for the daily struggles of life. But changes on junk DNA cause no such consequences. If deletions of old junk occur more slowly than insertions of new junk, then the amount of genetic material a creature has will increase, and vice versa, without effect on survival.
This process might explain the genetic differences among species like humans, onions, and fruit flies. "Organisms like fruit flies may be careless about copying junk DNA when replicating their chromosomes, giving them compact, junk-free genomes," Petrov points out. "Others, like onions, may faithfully reproduce everything, resulting in a cluttered and junky genome." Humans would be somewhere in between.' "In February 2001, scientists working on the project published the first interpretations of the human genome sequence. Previously, many in the scientific community had believed that the number of human genes totaled about 100,000. But the new findings surprised everyone: both research groups said they could find only about 30,000 or so human genes. This meant that humans have remarkably few genes, not that many more than a fruit fly, which has 13,601 (scientists had decoded this sequence in March 2000). This discovery led scientists to conclude that human complexity does not come from a sheer quantity of genes. Instead, human complexity seems to arise as a result of the structure of the network of different genes, proteins, and groups of proteins and the dynamics of those parts connecting at different times and on different levels."

W. C (7)
Monday January 16, 2012, 9:32 pm
Thank you.

Tuesday January 17, 2012, 6:47 am

KS Goh (0)
Wednesday January 18, 2012, 4:53 am
Thanks for the article.
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