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  Welcome to the PLANTS Database | USDA PLANTS
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
Automated plant keys for selected U.S. plant groups are available for use and testing on-line or by downloading the application.
We are modernizing PLANTS to fit the new USDA Web standard, which is part of a broader USDA initiative called Web Site Development and Maintenance.
plants.usda.gov   (225 words)

  Patents Guidance, Tools & Manuals
A plant patent is granted by the Government to an inventor (or the inventor's heirs or assigns) who has invented or discovered and asexually reproduced a distinct and new variety of plant, other than a tuber propagated plant or a plant found in an uncultivated state.
That the plant is not a plant which is excluded by statute, where the part of the plant used for asexual reproduction is not a tuber food part, as with potato or Jerusalem artichoke.
The inventor of a plant must have discovered or identified the novel plant, and must have asexually reproduced the plant and observed the clones so produced for a sufficient amount of time to have concluded that the clones are identical to the parent plant in all characteristics.
www.uspto.gov /web/offices/pac/plant   (4506 words)

  Plant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Plants are distinguished from green algae, which represent a mode of photosynthetic life similar to the kind modern plants are believed to have evolved from, by having specialized reproductive organs protected by non-reproductive tissues.
Early seed plants are referred to as gymnosperms (naked seeds), as the seed embryo is not enclosed in a protective structure at pollination, with the pollen landing directly on the embryo.
Coal and petroleum are fossil fuels derived from plants.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Plant   (2951 words)

 plant. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Plants are generally distinguished from animals in that they possess chlorophyll, are usually fixed in one place, have no nervous system or sensory organs and hence respond slowly to stimuli, and have rigid supporting cell walls containing cellulose.
All the plants of a fourth subdivision, the Rhyniophyta, are extinct.
Green plants, i.e., those possessing chlorophyll, manufacture their own food and give off oxygen in the process called photosynthesis, in which water and carbon dioxide are combined by the energy of light.
www.bartleby.com /65/pl/plant-bot.html   (931 words)

 Plant (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A plant is a living organism that generally does not move or have sensory organs.
Plant (person), anyone assigned to behave as a member of the public during a covert operation (as in a police investigation)
PLANT, an organisation of the Cosmic Era in the cartoon series Gundam Seed and its sequel.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Plant_(disambiguation)   (225 words)

 Plant - definition from Biology-Online.org
plants are divided by their structure and methods of reproduction into two series, phaenogamous or flowering plants, which have true flowers and seeds, and cryptogamous or flowerless plants, which have no flowers, and reproduce by minute one-celled spores.
Self-supporting plants always contain chlorophyll, and subsist on air and moisture and the matter dissolved in moisture, and as a general rule they excrete oxygen, and use the carbonic acid to combine with water and form the material for their tissues.
The movements of climbing plants, of some insectivorous plants, of leaves, stamens, or pistils in certain plants, and the ciliary motion of zoospores, etc, may be considered a kind of voluntary motion.
www.biology-online.org /dictionary/Plant   (585 words)

 Plant Patents
With reference to tuber-propagated plants, for which a plant patent cannot be obtained, the term "tuber" is used in its narrow horticultural sense as meaning a short, thickened portion of an underground branch.
The application papers for a plant patent and any responsive papers pursuant to the prosecution must be filed in duplicate but only one need be signed (in the case of the application papers the original should be signed); the second copy may be a legible copy of the original.
Where the plant variety originated as a newly found seedling, the specification must fully describe the conditions (cultivation, environment, etc.) under which the seedling was found growing to establish that it was not found in an uncultivated state.
www.uspto.gov /web/offices/pac/doc/general/plant.htm   (651 words)

 Planting and Maintaining Trees and Shrubs - Landscape Nursery and Urban Forestry - UMass Extension
When considering the planting and maintenance of woody plants, many of the established cultural guidelines practiced by landscape professionals have undergone closer scrutiny in recent years.
In some cases, the trunk flare junction may be buried in the top of the rootball and it may be necessary to loosen the burlap at the top of the ball to properly locate the junction.
According to research, backfilling with soil dug from the planting hole is preferable to mixing the soil with large amounts of organic soil amendments such as peat moss, compost, etc. The addition of an organic soil amendment may be called for if the existing soil is of poor quality, ie.
www.umassgreeninfo.org /fact_sheets/plant_culture/trees_shrubs.html   (1614 words)

 Molecular Expressions Cell Biology: Plant Cell Structure
Plants are unique among the eukaryotes, organisms whose cells have membrane-enclosed nuclei and organelles, because they can manufacture their own food.
In higher plants, the diploid generation, the members of which are known as sporophytes due to their ability to produce spores, is usually dominant and more recognizable than the haploid gametophyte generation.
Plants do, however, usually require significant amounts of water, which is needed for the photosynthetic process, to maintain cell structure and facilitate growth, and as a means of bringing nutrients to plant cells.
micro.magnet.fsu.edu /cells/plantcell.html   (1368 words)

 Biology of Plants: Plant Parts
Plants with stems that are usually soft and bendable.
Plants with stems, such as tree trunks, that are hard and do not bend easily.
A process by which a plant produces its food using energy from sunlight, carbon dioxide from the air, and water and nutrients from the soil.
www.mbgnet.net /bioplants/parts.html   (333 words)

 plant - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Plant, any member of the plant kingdom, comprising about 260,000 known species of mosses, liverworts, ferns, herbaceous and woody plants, bushes,...
Botany, branch of biology concerned with the study of plants (kingdom Plantae; Plant).
Plants are now defined as multicellular organisms that carry...
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=plant   (180 words)

 Plant Cell Anatomy - EnchantedLearning.com
Plant cells (unlike animal cells) are surrounded by a thick, rigid cell wall.
In plant cells, ATP is produced in the cristae of mitochondria and chloroplasts.
Chlorophyll or closely-related pigments (substances that color the plant) are essential to the photosynthetic process.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/plants/cell   (859 words)

 Plant Magazine
Plant is the only Canadian industrial publication that invests in news wire services.
Plant is the only publication that has forged a strategic partnership with the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) business asssociation and network.
A special section appearing in Plant four times a year, CHEM offers in-depth features, equipment reports and news that covers the life sciences, chemical distribution, oil and gas, specialty chemicals, and pulp and paper sectors.
www.bizlink.com /plant.htm   (320 words)

Plant with Rosemary, sage, chives, wormwood and coriander to repel rust fly, marigold for nematodes.
Plant throughout the garden except near legumes and sage, not in rows to starve onion maggot, onionĀ  is pest repellent andgood companion esp. for borers including carrot flies.
Plant with cucumbers and corn not potatoes or pole beans.
www.lyraesherbpages.homestead.com /files/Planting_Guide2.htm   (6377 words)

 Plant Printouts - EnchantedLearning.com
If the plant term you are looking for is not in the dictionary, please e-mail us.
Label the plant anatomy diagram using the glossary of plant terms.
Label the plant cell diagram using the glossary of plant cell terms.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/plants/printouts.shtml   (1114 words)

 All the Virology on the WWW - Plant Viruses
Plant Virology Lab, Plant Pest Diagnostics Center, CDFA (URL) Plant Virology Lab - General news of plant viruses in California with downloadable images and link to "Index of Plant Virus, Viroid, and Phytoplasma Diseases in California", a searchable database.
Plant Viruses Online: This is an enhanced html version of the VIDE database of plant viruses as published by CABI in 1996 Brunt, Crabtree, Dallwitz, Gibbs and Watson "Viruses of Plants" CABI - descriptions of c.920 virus species and 55 generic summaries for up to 500 or so characters.
The scope of the journal includes bionomics of plant parasitic organisms, reaction of plant tissues to parasitism, biochemistry and physiology of pesticides, and new approaches in the control of pests and diseases, particularly those occurring in subtropical and semi-arid regions.
www.tulane.edu /~dmsander/garryfavwebplant.html   (1267 words)

 The Plant Cell
Plant cells are eukaryotic and have many of the structures found in animal cells.
The rigid cell wall of plants is made of fibrils of cellulose embedded in a matrix of several other kinds of polymers such as pectin and lignin.
Plant cells avoid bursting in hypotonic surroundings by their strong cell walls.
users.rcn.com /jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/P/PlantCell.html   (407 words)

By reaching the soil the plant is able to bring vital nutrients to all parts of the plant.
The part of the Manioc plant that is used as an important food source is the root which is unearthed 8 to 24 months after planting.
The leaves of the plant are large and arrow or spear shaped.
www.msu.edu /~ruther14/plant.html   (1838 words)

 plant definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
She planted the notion in my head that we should move.
There did exist a Latin noun planta that meant "shoot, cutting," of uncertain origin, but the meaning of the English noun plant is not found.
It is likely that this sense developed after the classical Latin period and is linked with the action of pressing on a shovel, or some other tool, with the "sole of the foot" in order to work the soil for planting.
encarta.msn.com /dictionary_/plant.html   (560 words)

 Climate change and plant conservation
Several plant species are already adjusting to local warming by shifting their ranges toward the poles or higher elevations.
Many plant species are also responding to climate change by advancing the onset of leaf burst, flowering, and fruiting, and delaying leaf drop.
A critical first step to conserving plant species that are threatened by climate change is to implement local monitoring programs that measure how plants are responding to climate change.
www.plant-talk.org /resource/climate.html   (1394 words)

 plant - Wiktionary
A living organism that is not an animal, especially a growing organism capable of photosynthesis; typically a small herbaceous organism of this kind, rather than a tree
The scientific definition of what organisms should be considered plants changed dramatically during the 20th century with the rise of advanced micrscopy techniques and DNA sequencing.
Bacteria, algae, and fungi are no longer considered plants by botanists, though they are still called plants by ecologists because of their shared ability to carry out photosynthesis.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/plant   (400 words)

 Plant Automation Technology - Nissan Assembly Plant
The 1,400-acre plant will employ approximately 2,000 workers at the start of production; by mid-2004, approximately 5,300 are planned to be employed on-site.
The plant was originally to have been 2.5 million ft², an investment of $930 million.
The only difference is that whilst the Smyrna plant incorporated IBAS for the Altima range, the Canton plant will use the system for four vehicle types and it's implementation will be integral to the success of the plant.
www.plantautomation-technology.com /projects/nissan_canton   (1207 words)

 UGA Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinics
The Plant Disease Clinic provides diagnostic support for county and area Extension personnel and the residents of Georgia.
The Clinic is supported by the Department of Plant Pathology and UGA Extension.
The Clinic is a facility of the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Georgia.
www.plant.uga.edu /Extension/Clinics/PDC.htm   (195 words)

 Plant & Soil Science Department : University of Vermont
The mission of the Department of Plant and Soil Science is to expand, integrate, and extend the knowledge of plant/soil ecosystems in the production of plants, the creation of a living landscape and the sustenance of environmental quality.
Majors in the Plant and Soil Science Department include both Ecological Agriculture and Sustainable Landscape Horticulture that allow students to expand their knowledge of science and apply it to plant production, landscape design, and environmental issues related to plants, insects, soil, and water management.
Graduates with a Plant and Soil Science degree have pursued careers as soil conservationists, environmental consultants, agricultural consultants, landscape managers and designers, managers of nurseries and greenhouses and orchards, farmers, farm managers, researchers, and educators.
www.uvm.edu /~pss   (677 words)

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