September 16, 2014

Energy free spring growth for plants?

Filed under: Letters from Ionia — Tags: , , , — zankaon @ 3:24 pm


How do planets, trees initiate growth in spring, without any stored energy source, nor photosynthesis? Capillary action can ‘pull’ water up via xylem; not unlike a wet and dry portion of paper; an entropic effect? However temperature increase is a general non-specific catalyst for biochemistry, such as activating auxin and chemokines; this probably accounts for apparent energy free spring growth.


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