growth in dark

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    • #12770
      JackBean
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      Let’s grow some plant in dark, so it won’t synthesize chlorophyll (why should it?) and doesn’t photosynthesize. How can it then grow? Where does it take stuff for growth and everything?
      I would be fine with e.g. bean, which has large seeds, but what about some oat?

    • #97646
      jwalin
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      i think for that you must refer to or look into the plants that grow in rainforest in darkness, help it will.

    • #97659
      JackBean
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      I’m talking about complete darkness, not shadow

    • #97668
      Darwin420
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      Do it!!

      It will grow to a certain extent by using the energy in the endosperm and then die once all the energy from the endosperm is used up. The seedling should be white in complete darkness theoretically, however, there may be very little amounts of chlorophyll expressed. But over all chlorophyll production is positively correlated with sun light.

    • #97673
      JackBean
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      I did it already 😉

      I have grown oat for two weeks. It was etiolated, but didn’t seem, that it should die shortly…

    • #97762
      Darwin420
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      Nice man, let me know when you start to notice cell death.

    • #97766
      JackBean
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      I have already pure PAO from oat isolated, so I won’t have many choices to see cell death 🙂

    • #97773
      Darwin420
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      PAO?

    • #97774
      mith
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      You provided light when you peeked at it 😀

    • #97783
      JackBean
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      PAO = polyamine oxidase

      mith: yeah 😆 but that was like 5 min per day 😉

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