A Victorian Flower Dictionary: The Language of Flowers by Mandy Kirkby

By Mandy Kirkby

“A flower isn't really a flower on my own; 1000 recommendations make investments it.”
Daffodils sign new beginnings, daisies innocence. Lilacs suggest the first feelings of affection, periwinkles tender recollection. Early Victorians used flora in order to show their feelings—love or grief, jealousy or devotion. Now, modern day romantics are having fun with a resurgence of this bygone customized, and this publication will percentage the ancient, literary, and cultural value of plants with an entire new new release. With lavish illustrations, a twin dictionary of flowers and meanings, and proposals for developing expressive preparations, this memento is the correct compendium for everybody who has ever given or obtained a bouquet.

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Now, I want also to refer to the earlier discussion of the kinetochores. Some of you seem to be a little confused as to why this was brought up and what possible relationship this has to radiosensitivity. There is a chromosomal condition which occurs in both animals and plants which is different from the usual in that the kinetochore or centromere is referred to as diffuse. Now, this simply means that when such a chromosome is fragmented, the fragment doesn't lag at anaphase but has the ability to move to the poles along with the rest of the chromosomes.

32 (1953). t WEBB, R . , EHRET, C . , and POWERS, E . L . , Radiation Research 7,459 (1957). ÎBACHOFER, C . , EHRET, C . , and POWERS, E . L . , Proc. Acad. Sei. 39, 744-750 (1953). Nat. 24 Ο. Α . SCHJEIDE bacterial cell, or enter into the nuclear material. Again, much of the ionization is ineffective. It is just one lucky ionization which may kill the cell. SCHJEIDE: Could I have an opinion from one of the chemists present as to how the introduction of sulphur into the DNA molecule would affect its predicted sensitivity to ionizations ?

One is that STEFFENSEN at Brookhaven has been working on this approach for several years. He has grown plants deficient in calcium or magnesium and then studied the chromosome breakage radiosensitivity. He has found that for both spontaneous breakage and for radiation-induced breakage there is an increase in amount of breakage in plants grown in a severe deficiency of calcium or magnesium. This obviously has a bearing on the mechanism of the breakage. Now, I want also to refer to the earlier discussion of the kinetochores.

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