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ಸಸ್ಯಗಳಿಗೆ ನೆನಪುಗಳಿವೆಯೇ?

ಸಸ್ಯಗಳಿಗೆ ನೆನಪುಗಳಿವೆಯೇ?

‘ಸೂಕ್ಷ್ಮ ಸಸ್ಯ’ – ಮಿಮೋಸಾದಲ್ಲಿ ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಕಾಲ ಮಾಡಿದ ಸಂಶೋಧನೆಯ ನಂತರ, ಮೋನಿಕಾ ಗಾಗ್ಲಿಯಾನೊ ಅವರು ಕೆಲವು ಆಸಕ್ತಿದಾಯಕ ಲಕ್ಷಣಗಳನ್ನು ಕಂಡುಕೊಂಡರು. ಮಿಮೋಸಾ ಪುಡಿಕಾವು ತನ್ನ ರಕ್ಷಣಾತ್ಮಕ ತಂತ್ರಗಳಿಗೆ ಹೆಸರುವಾಸಿಯಾದ ಸಸ್ಯವಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ನಮಗೆಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ತಿಳಿದಿದೆ. ಏನಾದರೂ ಪ್ರತಿಕೂಲವಾದಾಗ, ಮಿಮೋಸಾದ ಎಲೆಗಳು ಸುರುಳಿಯಾಗಿರುತ್ತವೆ ಅಥವಾ ರಕ್ಷಣಾತ್ಮಕ ಭಂಗಿಯಾಗಿ ಮಡಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತವೆ, ಅವುಗಳ ಬೆದರಿಕೆ ಗ್ರಹಿಕೆ ಮುಗಿದ ನಂತರ ತೆರೆದ ಸ್ಥಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಮರಳುತ್ತವೆ. ಈ ಪ್ರಯೋಗದಲ್ಲಿ, ಗಾಗ್ಲಿಯಾನೊ ಸಸ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ಪುನರಾವರ್ತಿತ ಬೆದರಿಕೆ ಗ್ರಹಿಕೆಗೆ ಒಳಪಡಿಸಲು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಿಸಿದರು. ಹೆಚ್ಚು ನಿರ್ದಿಷ್ಟವಾಗಿ ಹೇಳುವುದಾದರೆ,

ಸಸ್ಯಗಳು ಸಹಾಯಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಏನು ಮಾಡುತ್ತವೆ ?

ಸಸ್ಯಗಳು ಸಹಾಯಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಏನು ಮಾಡುತ್ತವೆ ?

ಚಪ್ಪಟೆಯಾದ ದೊಡ್ಡ ರೆಕ್ಕೆಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಬಿಳಿ-ಬೂದು ಬಣ್ಣದ ದೇಹದ ಮೇಲೆ ಎದ್ದು ಕಾಣುವ ಎರಡು ಪ್ರಕಾಶಮಾನವಾದ ನೀಲಿ ಕಣ್ಣುಗುಡ್ಡೆಗಳೊಂದಿಗೆ, ಹಾಕ್‌ಮೋತ್ ಭವ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಕಾಣುತ್ತದೆ. ಅವು ಮನುಷ್ಯರಿಗೆ ನಿರುಪದ್ರವಿಗಳಾಗಿದ್ದು ಹೂವುಗಳಿಂದ ಮಕರಂದವನ್ನು ಕುಡಿಯುವುದರಿಂದ ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗಿ ಬದುಕುತ್ತವೆ. ಅವರು ಸ್ನೇಹಪರವಾಗಿ ಕಾಣಿಸಬಹುದು, ಆದರೆ ಅವುಗಳ ಲಾರ್ವಾಗಳು ಭೀಕರವಾಗಿ ವಿಭಿನ್ನ ಫಲಿತಾಂಶವನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿವೆ. ಹಾಕ್‌ಮೊತ್‌ನ ಮರಿಹುಳುಗಳು ತೋಟಗಳನ್ನು ಹಾಳು ಮಾಡುತ್ತವೆ. ಅವರ ಹೊಟ್ಟೆಬಾಕತನದಿಂದ ಬಹುತೇಕ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಸಸ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ತ್ವರಿತವಾಗಿ ತಿನ್ನಲು ಅನುವು ಮಾಡಿಕೊಡುತ್ತದೆ ಮತ್ತು ರೈತರಿಗೆ ಭಾರೀ ನಷ್ಟವನ್ನು ಉಂಟುಮಾಡಬಹುದು. ಆದರೆ

ಆಕಾಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಹಕ್ಕಿಗಳ ವೈಮಾನಿಕ ನೃತ್ಯ -ಮರ್ಮರೇಷನ್

ಆಕಾಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಹಕ್ಕಿಗಳ ವೈಮಾನಿಕ ನೃತ್ಯ -ಮರ್ಮರೇಷನ್

ಮರ್ಮರೇಷನ್ ಅನ್ನು ಸ್ಟಾರ್ಲಿಂಗ್ ಎಂಬ ಒಂದು ಹಕ್ಕಿಗಳ ಗುಂಪು ಆಕಾಶದಾದ್ಯಂತ ಹಾರುತ್ತ ನರ್ತಿಸುತ್ತ ಉಂಟುಮಾಡುತ್ತವೆ. ಸಂಜೆಯ ಹೊತ್ತಿಗೆ, ಸುಂದರ ಪ್ರದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ಟಾರ್ಲಿಂಗ್‌ಗಳ ಸಣ್ಣ ಗುಂಪುಗಳು ಆಕಾಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ವಚ್ಛಂದವಾಗಿ ಹಾರುತ್ತ ಗುಂಪಿನಲ್ಲಿ ತಮ್ಮ ಮೈಮರೆಯುತ್ತವೆ. ಈ ಗುಂಪು ದೊಡ್ಡದಾಗಿ, ವೈಮಾನಿಕ ನೃತ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಗ್ಗಟ್ಟಾಗಿ ಚಲಿಸುತ್ತಾ ಸೂರ್ಯನ ಬೆಳಕಿನ ವಿರುದ್ಧ ಭವ್ಯ ರೂಪರೇಖೆಗಳನ್ನು ಉಂಟುಮಾಡುತ್ತವೆ. ಸ್ಟಾರ್ಲಿಂಗ್‌ಗಳನ್ನು ‘ಭಾಗಶಃ ವಲಸೆಗಾರರು’ ಎಂದು ಕರೆಯಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಇವು ಕೇವಲ ಕೆಲವು ಸ್ಥಳಗಳಿಗೆ ಮಾತ್ರ ಚಲಿಸುತ್ತವೆ. ಮರ್ಮರೇಷನ್ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಯ ಪಕ್ಷಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಆಕರ್ಷಿತವಾಗಿದೆ ಮತ್ತು ಪೆರೆಗ್ರಿನ್

ಹುಲ್ಲಿನ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಸಲ್ಪ ಮಾಹಿತಿ

ಹುಲ್ಲಿನ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಸಲ್ಪ ಮಾಹಿತಿ

ಕ್ರೀಡೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನೆಲಹಾಸಿಗೆ ಬಳಸುವ ವಿವಿಧ ಹುಲ್ಲುಗಳ ಕುರಿತು ತಿಳಿಯೋಣ. ನಮ್ಮ ಸರಣಿಯ ಮುಂದುವರಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ, ಗಾಲ್ಫ್‌ನಲ್ಲಿ ಬಳಸುವ ಹುಲ್ಲುಗಳನ್ನು ಪರೀಕ್ಷಿಸೋಣ. ಬೆಂಟ್ ಗ್ರಾಸ್ಇದನ್ನು ಗಾಲ್ಫ್ ಕೋರ್ಸ್‌ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬಳಸಲಾಗುತ್ತದೆ ಏಕೆಂದರೆ ಇದು ದಪ್ಪವಾಗಿ ಬೆಳೆಯುತ್ತದೆ. ಆದರೆ ಹುಲ್ಲು ಸ್ಥಿರವಾದ ಶಾಖವನ್ನು ಸಹಿಸುವುದಿಲ್ಲ ಆದರೂ ಹಸಿರಾಗಿ ಉಳಿಯಲು ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಪ್ರಮಾಣದ ನೀರಿನ ಅಗತ್ಯವಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ಇದರರ್ಥ ನೀವು ಅವುಗಳನ್ನು ಹಸಿರಾಗಿಡಲು ಹೆಚ್ಚುವರಿ ಪ್ರಮಾಣದ ನೀರನ್ನು ಬಳಸಬೇಕಾಗಿಲ್ಲ. ಪೋವಾ ಅಣ್ಣುವಾಇದು ಕಡಿಮೆ ಬಾಳಿಕೆ ಬರುವ ಮತ್ತು ಯು ಯಸ್ ನ ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ ಕರಾವಳಿಯ

Can the African Jacana Walk on Water?

Can the African Jacana Walk on Water?

Blessed with long, slender legs and interestingly long toes that make their walking look classy, the African Jacana is quite incredible to look at. While they have not yet mastered the art of walking on water, these ‘Lilly-trotters’ walk on floating plankton, grass and water lilies. As the weight of the bird is supported pushes the vegetation

Know your Grass

Know your Grass

In continuation of our series on various grasses in sports, let us examine the grasses used in golf. Bentgrass It is also used on golf courses and grows thick. It is thick and can withstand heavy traffic. But the grass can not tolerate consistent heat and requires a small quantity of water to stay green.

Can plants call for help?

Can plants call for help?

With large wings that open out flat and two bright blue eyespots that stand out on a white-grey body, the majestic hawkmoth looks majestic, especially with the five yellow-orange sports. Though they are harmless to humans and largely survive by drinking nectar from flowers, they can seem friendly. But their larvae have a menacingly different

Do Plants Have Memories?

Do Plants Have Memories?

Looks like they do! After spending years researching on the ‘sensitive plant’ – mimosa, Monica Gagliano found some interesting traits. We all know Mimosa pudica is a plant known for its defensive techniques and we have covered it many times on our blog too. When it feels something hostile, the leaves of the mimosa curl up or

Do Plants Produce a Slippery Substance To Keep Ants Away?

Do Plants Produce a Slippery Substance To Keep Ants Away?

Although the ants often mutualize with seed dispersals for plants, they rarely participate in pollination. More often than not, when it comes to flowers, the ants negatively affect crops that act as nectar thieves and scare away with their aggressive presence of legitimate pollinators. Therefore, it is useful for nectar plants to develop mechanisms that

Is Watermelon a Fruit or a Vegetable?

Is Watermelon a Fruit or a Vegetable?

Watermelons first appeared about 5,000 years ago in South Africa, and there are still many wild varieties, from sweet to bland and bitter. They spread out and were cultivated by the year 2000 BC and became a common food in ancient Egypt. The hieroglyphs on buildings from that time telling stories of watermelons are one

Effects of Anesthetics On Plants

Effects of Anesthetics On Plants

It has now been 175 years since anaesthesia was used on humans, but we still don’t know much about its mechanism. It was introduced to serve a medical purpose, but an anaesthetic drug’s effects on the nervous system are not apparent. We, as curious human beings, want to know the reason behind it. Well, researchers

3 Nutritional Mushrooms

3 Nutritional Mushrooms

Although they are fungi, mushrooms are classified as “vegetables” in the culinary world. They are also used as a meat substitute in meatless dishes due to how well they absorb the flavours of the dish – and some mushrooms are naturally umami (or savoury, like many types of meat). They can also be used to

Mushrooms with Medicinal Values

Mushrooms with Medicinal Values

Though some may dismiss medicinal food, medical researchers have demonstrated how prescribed diets can be used to reduce health risks. Mushrooms are one such functional food. There are currently 38,000 medicinal mushroom species that have been discovered and classified. Certain fungi and their extracts have even been shown to have anti-cancer properties due to their

EDIBLE FUNGI YOU WOULD LOVE

EDIBLE FUNGI YOU WOULD LOVE

In continuation of our series on edible mushrooms, especially some of whom you would find in high-end supermarkets and restaurants, you would love what we are discussing today. Check out our series on mushrooms on our blog (link in bio). Saffron Milkcap This mushroom often surprises people when they see an orange mushroom covered in

The Edible Rainbow

The Edible Rainbow

People often assume that all the coloured mushrooms are poisonous. Although the idea of this colour code cannot be entirely denied or avoided, the truth is that when it comes to these edible fungi, there are a lot of misconceptions that need to be clarified. So, let’s bust the myths around edible fungi. Scarlet Elfcup

How Plants Use Resin to Protect Themselves from Injury

How Plants Use Resin to Protect Themselves from Injury

It is truly wonderful how all living beings have evolved to protect themselves from threats. Even plants have evolved to come up with superb defence strategies that keep them properly safe and protected from a wide variety of serious threats. Resin is an organic compound that is generally produced by specific trees in response to

Do Plants Have Consciousness?

Do Plants Have Consciousness?

Do you have a feeling that your plants can sense how your mood is or how you are feeling on a particular day? While in some stories and some plant parents have experience where plants respond as if they can understand what you are going through, just like your pet, this is not proven. For

Countries With Plants on Their Flags

Countries With Plants on Their Flags

When I was a kid, I had a hobby of collecting flags from different countries. Though many things have changed, still, some children have this hobby. We collect them and keep them as our memory. But did you notice how it is created, why every flag has unique elements in it, etc.? Probably not! Recently,

How Does the Octopus See Colour?

How Does the Octopus See Colour?

We know that octopus is a very smart marine creature. Octopus’ level of self-expression, problem-solving, and astuteness is very high. Of course, vision is a very crucial part of living life. An earthworm is a successful creature, yet the earthworm is blind. In the case of octopuses, they had only a single type of photoreceptor.

Fight Dry Skin this Summer

Fight Dry Skin this Summer

This mid-COVID summer is going to be way more difficult to deal with. The rising levels of humidity and temperature are not on good terms with the mandatory mask regime. But I have a few little tips for you so that you rock through the summer without becoming prone to any health concerns. Don’t Let

Natural Immunity Builders

Natural Immunity Builders

This pandemic showed us that good immunity is much better than modern medicine. Immunity is the capability to fight with harmful effects of microbes. There are many medicines to improve your immunity but some foods, fruits, vegetables, and species are the natural ways to boost your immunity. Here are a few of them. Ghee has

Light-Emitting Watercress For Future Streetlamps

Light-Emitting Watercress For Future Streetlamps

Did you ever think that the roads to the future could be brightly lit by trees? Of course, none of us ever thought that watercress plants would replace street lamps. Science has evolved, and experts have included specialized nanoparticles into the watercress plant. Mainly, it is inserted in the leaves, which can glow for four hours.

Five immunity-boosting superfoods

Five immunity-boosting superfoods

Now that we are all aware of the importance immunity levels have in our recovery, thanks to the current state of health awareness, we bring you the superfoods you can rely on to help build your immunity naturally. Though these foods can help you, they are by no means a substitute for the medications your

Is Glass Gem Corn Real? Can You Eat It?

Is Glass Gem Corn Real? Can You Eat It?

There aren’t many vegetables with a Facebook page, let alone one with nearly 19,000 followers, but “Glass Gem” corn is one of a kind. Because of its translucent, rainbow-coloured kernels, it became an Internet sensation. Growers of Glass Gem claim that the crop has inspired thousands of people to participate in seed saving and reconnect

Do Cows have Inbuilt Compasses?

Do Cows have Inbuilt Compasses?

Yes. You read it right! Strangely enough, for centuries, people have not noticed this enough until someone figured it out. Seems like the bovine folk might have more knowledge than we assume about the Earth’s magnetism.  While some experienced farmers would explain this alignment of cows standing in the North-South direction as a way to

Camphor & Eucalyptus, the chemical cousins

Camphor & Eucalyptus, the chemical cousins

Some plants are so close to one another that you keep thinking they might be related, though they are not similar. When you are in search of identifying plants that can cure human ailments, this becomes critical. Let us look at some of them. The camphor tree is native to China and is one of

Medicinal Benefits of Asafoetida, An Edible Gum-Resin

Medicinal Benefits of Asafoetida, An Edible Gum-Resin

Indian cuisine relies on a vast battery of spices – and hing plays an integral part. Native to Afghanistan and Iraq, #Asafoetida (Ferula asafoetida/Hing) is the dried sap obtained from the roots of Ferula plants and is a flavouring agent for food. #Hing is acquired in molten form and further processed into a consumable product. Several flavours of

Brown trout and deceitful orgasms

Brown trout and deceitful orgasms

Is faking an orgasm only a human trait? Well, it seems, it transcends species! Being deceitful about orgasms is not uncommon among human beings but some specific species have mastered the art of faking their way out. Surprised? Take for instance the female brown trout. During the mating season, male trouts flock to court the

Is Coconut Oil Good for Your Skin?

Is Coconut Oil Good for Your Skin?

While some complain that the oil can block the pores on our body and cause blackheads, we explore some real claim backed by research about coconut oil and how it can help your skin. Skin, being the largest organ of the body, functions as the necessary interface between the internal and the external environment. Our

Valentine and Kamadeva, the Indian Cupid

Valentine and Kamadeva, the Indian Cupid

The most delightful season of the year, Spring is here! And I could not be more excited. As the flowers have started blooming in my backyard garden, I can sense the arrival of the day-of-love just around the corner. Don’t you? Valentine and the Indian Cupid Valentine’s day often gets connected with the Cupid —

Do plants attract suitors by their flashy colours?

Do plants attract suitors by their flashy colours?

Relationship between Colors Of Flower And Insects We all admire the beautiful colors of various flowers. Colors play a huge role in determining the flower. The beautiful colors in red roses, and happy yellow sunflowers, are seen because of the same reason people have black or blonde hair. Have you ever wondered about the origin

How Does Breathing Through One Nostril Affect Cognitive Abilities?

How Does Breathing Through One Nostril Affect Cognitive Abilities?

For most of us breathing is done involuntarily. But what if we can actively control breathing? Breathing helps in modulating the cortical neural activity, and several breathing exercises are said to have purported to have effects on the cognitive and emotional functions. The relative nostril efficiency is related to the hemispheric EEG performance and difference

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