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#120833 Aug 30th, 2007 at 12:31 AM
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Hello everyone

I read today of an article in the New Scientist magazine about research carried out by South Korean scientists, who played music to rice plants and concluded that these plants have scientific genes that can ‘hear’. They’re trying to establish if its possible to identify DNA code that can translate instructions for biological processes such as growth and found that specific frequencies (125Hz and 250Hz) made certain genes more active. The music included works by Beethoven (or should that be ‘Sugarbeethoven?).

So bear in mind next time you are cussing and shouting in proximity to your beloved flowers – it’s not just corn that has ears!

starfish #120949 Aug 30th, 2007 at 08:27 AM
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lol i've read articles that show that even plants that are cussed at do better than plants that grow in total silence. which makes sense because nature is anything but silent.

i know my plants like some sound.

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Well I'm glad it has been scientifically noted! notme Because I talk to mine all the time! lol nooo thumbup


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Same here! I'm sure my neighbors think I'm nuts! And I can't go by a plant without touching it. Stroking the leaves of my plumeria, carressing the fronds of ferns, petting the pentas (I like the feel of the flower cluster in my palm!)...sounds weird, but I'm a very tactile person, I like to find out what things feel like. That's normal, right? And there's always an eclectic selection of music in the garden. I need to give my pentas a little more attention; there are a couple of stumpy ones that need to get bigger! I AM talking about plants, guys.


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Juilanne You are tooooooo funny!! lol I love it!! lol lol

I'm too like to touch,, I can't wear Gardenggloves at all I have to feel what I'm doing !!!! ANd Yep about nature's Music in the gardens, Can you imagine what butterfly wings fluttering might sound like intensified?? I think it would sound awesome! grin


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