Root Morphology, Tap Root, Adventitious Root

root morphology

The root may be defined as the cylindrical plant organ which is devoid of chlorophyll, bearing no buds or leaves, and tending to grow downwards away from light. It develops from radicle part of the embryo. The main functions of roots are anchorage and absorption of food from the soil. The root also perform certain … Read moreRoot Morphology, Tap Root, Adventitious Root

Polytrichum Life Cycle (Sexual Reproduction) and Structure


There are 92 known species of Genus Polytrichum. Polytrichum Habitat: This genus is abundant at damp places. Most of species exist in tropical areas of world and in cool temperate zone. Structural Features: Polytrichum can be distinguish into false stem and leaves. True stem and leaves are not present in it like other bryophytes. Stem: … Read morePolytrichum Life Cycle (Sexual Reproduction) and Structure

Red Shifted Chlorophyll Facts

red shifted chlorophyll

Red Shifted Chlorophyll: Chlorophylls are molecules which absorb light during photosynthesis. We are familiar with four different types of chlorophylls molecules, termed as Chlorophyll a, Chlorophyll b, Chlorophyll c, and Chlorophyll d. All these pigments can be found within light harvesting complex of photosystem. For a long time Chl a pigment has been demonstrated as … Read moreRed Shifted Chlorophyll Facts

Cardoon Cynara Cardunculus Facts and Medical Uses

Cardoon Cynara Cardunculus

The purple flower(Cardoon Cynara cardunculus) in above figure is looking very beautiful. But this plant is not known for its beauty it is an important plant with respect to medicinal and food uses. Scientific Name: Cynara cardunculus Common Names: Cardoon and in Urdu it is known as oont katara. Uses: Food, Medicine (specially liver medicines), also … Read moreCardoon Cynara Cardunculus Facts and Medical Uses