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Concept of Soil Fertility

Soil fertility means the ability of a soil to sustain plant growth by providing essential plant nutrients and favorable chemical, physical and biological characteristics as a habitat for plant growth. Soil Fertility Soil fertility is defined as “the quality that enables a soil to provide the proper compounds, in the …

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Coral Reefs: Types, Formation and Importance

Coral reefs are beautiful underwater ecosystems, look like undersea cities, filled with colourful fishes and numerous wonderful creatures. Sometimes coral reefs are called the ‘rainforests’ of the sea. In this article, the types, formation and importance of Coral Reefs will be discussed in detail. What are Coral Reefs? Coral reefs are …

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Soil as A Medium for Plant Growth

Soil is the most common medium for plant growth. It also serves as a foundation material for engineering structures, for sewage disposal or mined as ore. However, human’s primary interest in soil has centered on its potential to support plants which provide food, fibre and forest products. In this article, …

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Timber yielding plants

From the time immemorial food, clothing and shelter have been the three great necessities of mankind. Wood is the most familiar and most important forest products. The wood has contributed a lot to the advancement of civilization. Today, the wood is the most widely used commodity other than food and …

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External Secretory Structures

External surfaces of the plant bear several secretory structures of epidermal origin or epidermal derivatives or emergences from deeper tissues (Kisser, 1958). These include Glands, Glandular Trichomes, Nectaries, Osmophores, Hydathodes etc.  In this article,  these external structures of  plant will be discussed briefly. Trichomes and glands In some leaves and flowers, more or less …

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Secretory Tissue: A Laticiferous Discussion

The tissues that are concerned with the secretion of gums, resins, volatile oils, nectar, latex and other substances are called Secretory tissues. These tissues are mainly divided into two groups: Laticiferous tissue. Glandular tissue. In this article, Laticiferous tissue will be discussed explicitly. Laticiferous tissue A laticifer is a type of …

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Spices & Condiments

The term ‘Spice’ refers to any dried part of a plant, used for seasoning and flavoring a dish, but not used as the main ingredient. Parts of a plant including dried bark, roots, berries, seeds, twigs, or anything else that is not the green leafy part, is known as a …

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