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Scientists create unusual nanobiotic plants
- April 11, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
The plants themselves are an excellent example of how competently and interestingly nature creates seemingly simple, but within the complex mechanisms of living growth – and therefore it becomes clear that some help from outside can further enhance the properties of this growth. Similarly, the experts in nanobiotics from the University of Melbourne thought, who presented the results of their new experiment to improve the properties of flowering and the collection of water and light by some plants. The basis of the new experiment was the use of special nanomaterials that turn plants into a kind of factory for the production of nanomaterial agents, which also enhances their functionality.
In particular, experts decided to significantly improve the ability of plants to absorb moisture and light by starting to experiment with special nanostructures called metal-organic frameworks made up of organic molecules that form a kind of crystals. It is thanks to him that plants, receiving increased moisture absorption area, can not only bloom faster and with more difficult factors, but also produce various useful and multifunctional nanomaterials and nano-agents of chemical type, which themselves can later be used as the basis for new “green” ”Experiments.
Thus, using the lotus flowers as an example, experts managed to turn the plant into something like a bionic plant with enhanced properties and capabilities according to its biorhythm – scientists say that the results are especially useful in preparing new plants for growing outside the Earth.
For example, on Mars or the Moon, when humanity will finally begin to create and develop new colonies outside our planet – despite the fact that it sounds somewhat implausible, after all, it is a fairly realistic future in the not so distant future. It is worth noting the fact that the plants presented in the laboratory of specialists from Melbourne, still continue to undergo the necessary modifications and improvements.