Researchers find grain's memory gene

Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12


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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.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC5-15LW) explains how biological understanding has advanced through scientific discoveries, technological developments and the needs of society

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU184) The transmission of heritable characteristics from one generation to the next involves DNA and genes

(ACSHE192) Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries

(ACSHE195) Advances in science and emerging sciences and technologies can significantly affect people’s lives, including generating new career opportunities

(ACSHE230) The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research

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Resource type:
ScOT topics:
Wheat, Genes, Grain
File type:
ABC - Science News
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Monday, 8 February 2010

Resource ID: 448ef088-4950-4cfa-ac36-78610c80b58c