Plants are mainly multicellular organisms, predominantly photosynthetic eukaryotes of the kingdom Plantae. Historically, plants were treated as one of two kingdoms including all living things that were not animals, and all algae and fungi were treated as plants.
The direct consumption of algae as human food is widely practiced around the world. A list of more than hundred species can be made which provide direct food to the human beings, especially to the coastal people of the world. […]
Auxins are powerful plant growth hormones (or plant growth regulators) produced by plants. They are found in the shoot and root tips and promote cell division, stem and root growth. Auxins are involved in phototropism, geotropism, hydrotropism and various other developmental changes. […]
We can easily distinguish a living animal from a living plant in our surroundings. So, to keep it as simple as it was, Carolus Linnaeus classified all the organisms of the world into two Kingdoms i.e. Plantae and Animalia. But the grouping of such diverse organisms into only two kingdoms was not satisfactory to many biologists of that time. […]
Antitranspirants are the materials or chemicals which are capable of reducing the water loss from plant leaves. Almost 99 per cent of the water absorbed by the plant is lost in transpiration. Since water loss normally occurs through the stomatal pores in the leaves, anti-transpirants are usually foliar sprays. […]
Cellular Totipotency is the innate ability of a single cell to produce all cell types and to organize them into an entire organism when cultured in a suitable culture medium at an appropriate temperature and aeration conditions. Plant spores and Zygote are examples of single cells that show cellular totipotency. […]