Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spontaneous Outburst of Nature

Living with Nature - School on Blog

Abe V Rotor

Sudden outburst of wood mushrooms blanket the limb of
a dead tree. Former St Paul University QC Botanical Garden

A sudden but precise outburst of a species of wood fungus on the trunk of a dead tree wakes up in response to biological clock.

Development biology, a specialized field of life science, helps trace the transformation of life from one kind to another as to how a bridge can provide the transition in all aspects - biological, chemical and physical.

Where one organism begins where one ends can be studied according to their life cycles. More than this is the mystery of the very core of life that keeps the system balanced, continuous and dynamic.

Here are other examples to illustrate this phenomenon.

1. Emergence of midges (gamu-gamu)
2. Outbreak of pathogens that leads to epidemic (Cholera, Dengue, H1N1, SARS)
3. Algal bloom (red tide)
4. Jellyfish outbreak
5. Migration of birds

A colony of aphids on cabbage - a sudden outburst of reproduction through paedogenesis - a rare phenomenon among insects and other lower forms of bearing young before reaching maturity.

Add to the list other cases that may be occurring in your area. Is the story of the Pied Piper of Hamlyn true? Is it related to this biological phenomenon?

Living with Nature 3, AVR


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