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ERIC Number: EJ796372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Sensing Red, White & Blue: Using Spores of the Sensitive Fern to Introduce Important Concepts in Biology
Kiss, Helen G.; Kiss, John Z.
American Biology Teacher, v67 n9 p549-555 Nov 2005
Contrary to popular belief, plants are very much in tune and in time with their immediate environment. The most important environmental cues for plants are light and gravity. In this article, the authors discuss the effects of light on plant development and use the spores of the sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis) in laboratory exercises to demonstrate key concepts in plant science and biology. (Contains 1 table and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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