Sunday, January 26, 2014

Genetically modified plants to deal with the problem of air pollution

To study what pollution will do to plants and what plants will do to pollution.
In a laboratory room specially chosen for the study a high pollution environment will be created. The high pollution level will be created in the complete room in such a manner that the high pollution remains. In the same high pollution environment the plants and trees will be cultivated. All other conditions being same except for the high pollution level. Another addition that can be done is that a transparent (sunlight can pass) artificially created thin layer of very high pollution can be created around each leaf of the plant. Rubbing of pollution on leaves and observing its effect. The rubbing of pollution can be done by artificially produced high wind in a high pollution environment.
Humans didn’t teach plants that they should convert CO2 to O2. They learnt it from nature, circumstances and from the desire to survive and let survive. Plants (somewhere in the genetic structure) understood that if they don’t convert CO2 to O2 then they won’t survive and nobody will survive. So in high pollution area of the laboratory the genetic nature of the plants will teach them to survive by some method. The nature might make changes in the plants (may be they might start absorbing pollution gases or maybe they might precipitate them).
Before malaria was there, the plants started producing quinine. This means somewhere in the structure of nature the plants were aware that malaria will come up as a disease and can end life. The remedy to find solution for the problem arising from pollution (to fight diseases and disorders) will also be present in plants say after 100 years. We can fasten the process and see if plants are synthesizing such chemicals that can fight pollution.

We can also study the plants in India since India is a high pollution area and find out if there have been any physical changes in the plants. We can then look for chemical changes based on the physical changes. Physical changes in plants can tell about chemical changes because as per the 'nature' plants would like to communicate to humans that there have been changes in them from which humans can benefit. This is the law of nature.
Results might show-
·         The plants grown in such an environment might form a protective layer around themselves.
·         The seeds of the plants might have undergone evolutionary changes or biological changes because of high pollution. Documenting those changes and coming up with adaptable models (new types of seeds) of plants.
1.                  Will leaves with “enhanced ability” to deal with CO2 be born?
2.                  Will plants to deal with “exceptional ability” to deal with environmental changes be born?
If positive changes are made then plant these new seeds for a better future. 

Written by Ekta K. Kalra

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