Bomb Detecting Plant

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Offline drkamruzzaman

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Bomb Detecting Plant
« on: May 15, 2014, 04:55:01 PM »
Professor Jane Medford and her team developed plants that will turn white when exposed to explosives and environmental pollutants.  Professor June and one of her team stand beside plants they have taught to change colour when in the presence of explosives

How it works:
The receptor proteins in plant DNA respond to threatening stimuli by releasing chemicals to thicken the leaf cuticle, changing its colour. Scientists manipulated this to respond to explosive chemicals.
 
The following picture is at an airport. A terrorist rolls through the sliding doors of a terminal with a bomb packed into his luggage (or his underwear). All of a sudden, the leafy, verdant gardenscape ringing the gates goes white as a sheet. That’s the proteins inside the plants telling authorities that they’ve picked up the chemical trace of the guy’s arsenal.

Dr. Md. Kamruzzaman
Assistant Professor
Department of Natural Sciences
Faculty of Science & Information Technology
Daffodil International University

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Re: Bomb Detecting Plant
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014, 11:39:21 AM »
Nice post .

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Re: Bomb Detecting Plant
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2014, 09:23:04 PM »
Excellent post
Kawser Wazed Nafi
Lecturer, CSE department
Daffodil International University
nafi.cse@daffodilvarsity.edu.bd