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Plants have “lungs” and humans have influenced the way they breathe, study says

Experts from the University of Sheffield in the U.K. have revealed how plants provide air to every cell in their bodies. Furthermore, they point out that human intervention has influenced how plants breathe. The study was headed by Andrew Fleming, a professor at Sheffield’s Institute for Sustainable Food. Their study was published in the journal Nature Communications. Plants require a strong network of stomata for photosynthesis. Stomata are pores in a plant’s leaves that allow for the exchange of gas. Plant leaves have a vast and intricate internal network of channels where air can flow through these stomata. Botanists have known about stomata since the 19th century. However, before this study, scientists couldn’t figure out precisely how these channels formed in the right places to maximize the amount of carbon dioxide every plant cell receives.  Read more.....



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