There is no doubt that Indians have contributed to the world in the field of any subject- be it astronomy, mathematics, or more. From the botany, Indian scientist Jagdish Chandra Bose was the first to prove that plants have a life.
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It's been 115 years that we are aware of the fact that plants have a life. All thanks to Indian minds! Yes, we are capable of our passion that we dedicate fully to it. Before the initiation of the 20th century, science has no discovery for plants and trees. Then, Indian scientist Jagdish Chandra Bose proved it and became the first one to acknowledge that plants have a life.
With the included facts that along with life, he proved that there is a definite life cycle, feelings, and a reproductive system of the plants. The manifestation took place in the Royal Society in London, England on 10 May 1901.
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How Bose succeeded in proving that plants have a life? Here are few points to know about-
- His invention, the Crescograph show how plants move.
- He further demonstrated how plants behave differently under different surroundings.
- JC Bose was the first one to study the action of microwaves in plant tissues.
- With the study of changes in the plant cell membrane potential, he proved that plants are sensitive to pain and affection.
Who is JC Bose? He is known for discovering other things as well. He was the first one to prove the science behind capturing the radio waves. Though Bose remained unknown to many, he was one of the influential teachers of his time when appointed as a professor in Presidency College (now University) in Calcutta.
He was born on 30 November 1858 and died on 23 November 1937.