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Hi my name's Paul, I'm studying A levels in a school in Kent and am aspiring to go to The University of Nottingham to study Plant Bioscience. Enjoy my blogs, they will mainly be about Biology. Contact me at rubiscoactivase@gmail.com

Thursday, 12 July 2012

New Book!

Right, so basically I hardly ever post here any more, and I want to change that. I recently got a new biology book, one that I am going to be using for my university course and I was thinking that I could maybe share some of the knowledge within it. It will help me learn it and if you're interested in Biology then you might find it interesting. The book is called "Biology" and is edited by Solomon, Berg and Martin 9th edition. A quick warning too, most of the information will not be in context and will be in note form, so this might add to the confusion, so sorry about that. 

Basic classification of plants 

Annuals - herbaceous plants that grow, reproduce and die in one year or less eg. corn 
Biennials -  herbaceous plants that take two years to complete their life cycles. During the first year they produce extra carbohydrates which they store and are then used in the second year eg. foxgloves 
Perennials - herbaceous and woody plants that have the potential to live for more than two years. In temperate climates aerial steams of herbaceous perennials die and their underground parts become dormant. Through dormancy the plant lowers its metabolism to a minimum in order to survive unfavourable conditions. All woody plants are perennials, many are also deciduous, meaning they shed their leaves before winter and produce new ones in spring. Some, however are evergreen, and shed their leaves over a long period, meaning there is always leaves present.  

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