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Bose, Sir Jagadis Chandra - The common functions of plants and humans



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Although the physical form may differ, the function is the same

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Sir Jagadis Chandra Bose – His Life and Speeches

The responsive peculiarities of epidermis, epithelium, and gland; the response of the digestive organ, with its phasic alterations; and the excitatory electrical discharge of an anisotropic plate, are the same in the plant as in the animal.  The plant, like the animal, is a single organic whole, all its different parts being connected, and their activities co-ordinated, by the agency of those conducting strands which are known as nerves.  As in the plant nerve, moreover, so also in the animal, stimulation gives rise to two distinct impulses, exhibiting themselves by two-fold mechanical and electrical indications of opposite signs.

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Bose, Sir Jagadish Chandra

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