Text Researchers find grain's memory gene

TLF ID M016547

This brief ABC News in Science article from 2009 gives an excellent example of responses of plants to temperature change and current Australian science. Plants use a genetic memory to recognise when it is spring and can even count the number of cold days.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource addresses the Australian Curriculum literacy capability, Science Understanding relating to biological science and Science as a Human Endeavour for year 10 science students.
Year level

9; 10; 11; 12

Topics Genes Wheat
Learning area
  • Science

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  • Contributor
  • Name: ABC - Science News
  • Organization: ABC - Science News
  • Description: author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Data contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Organization: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Text
  • © 2013 Australian Broadcasting Corporation.