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Scientists from Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology describe how the plants produce defensive toxins without harming themselves and the exact mode of action of diterpene glycosides in wild tobacco.(ANI)

Study elucidates how production of defensive toxins takes place in plants

ANI |
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 07:12 PM IST
Scientists from Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology describe how the plants produce defensive toxins without harming themselves and the exact mode of action of diterpene glycosides in wild tobacco.
One could choose from a variety of plants ranging from flowering plants like the Ixora or Toronia to medicinal plants such as Rama Tulasi, Insulin plant, and Ayappan.(Twitter/@ANI)
One could choose from a variety of plants ranging from flowering plants like the Ixora or Toronia to medicinal plants such as Rama Tulasi, Insulin plant, and Ayappan.(Twitter/@ANI)

Bhubaneswar organisation encourages people gift plants this Diwali

Bhubaneswar, Odisha | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2020 09:07 AM IST
Bakul Foundation chief S Mahapatra said that it is important to plant more saplings at a time when the world is reeling under Covid-19, a respiratory disease.
Image for representation.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Image for representation.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Over 350 new species of animals, more than 250 new plants discovered in India last year

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 10:23 PM IST
Scientists from across the globe have managed to identify 1.8 million species till date which is only a small fraction of the estimated 30 to 50 million species thought to exist in the world.
60 year old Vijay Kumar Katti from Thane has planted a garden in his bedroom.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)
60 year old Vijay Kumar Katti from Thane has planted a garden in his bedroom.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)

Biomedical engineer builds kitchen garden, dedicated room for over 200 plants

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 09:00 PM IST
Katti, a social worker since 1993, has a dedicated room full of as many as 275 plants consisting of seven species in his two-bedroom flat at Balkum-Saket road.
Houseplants are a quick and easy way to dress your home in autumnal colour.(Unsplash)
Houseplants are a quick and easy way to dress your home in autumnal colour.(Unsplash)

‘Plant influencers’ offer decor tips for Fall houseplants

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 12:39 PM IST
Houseplants are naturally chaotic and provide great contrast to the structure of a room and its furnishings.
Employees can use recycled materials to decorate the office bay or cubicle.(Unsplash)
Employees can use recycled materials to decorate the office bay or cubicle.(Unsplash)

6 ways of decorating your office for the holiday season

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2018 04:14 PM IST
Add some end-of-the-year festive cheer to your office by experimenting with interior decor. Here are 6 decor hacks that you can apply.
IKEA asked students to bully one plant and compliment the other, to raise awareness on the effects of bullying.(IKEA)
IKEA asked students to bully one plant and compliment the other, to raise awareness on the effects of bullying.(IKEA)

Plants feel pain, proves experiment of bullying two for a month

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 03:57 PM IST
Whoever said plants don’t feel pain, should see this. In a unique experiment with two plants to raise awareness on the effects of bullying, IKEA asked students to verbally bully one and compliment the other for 30 days. The results will shock you.
Plants not only brighten up a space, but also are a source of fresh air.(Shutterstock)
Plants not only brighten up a space, but also are a source of fresh air.(Shutterstock)

Breathe easy: Here are natural ways to minimise indoor air pollution

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 12:00 PM IST
Apart from fostering plants, there are various methods to make sure that you don’t breathe in toxic air at your home. Read on.
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