Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Royal Philharmonic Plants

Royal Philharmonic Plants - The 33-member orchestra played a three-hour recital to an auditorium packed with greenery to help test the theory that plants grow better when played classical music.

The unorthodox audience was made up of over 100 different varieties of plants and bulbs including geraniums, fuchsias and perennials.
Scientists have claimed that classical music - and the reverberation of sound waves - is thought to stimulate protein production in plants.

In theory, this is thought to lead to increased plant growth, although experts have long been divided on the subject.

Researchers have previously exposed rice plants to classical music and noted that some samples responded to noise levels with increased gene activity.

A 2007 study by the South Korea National Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology showed two samples reacted positively to 14 different pieces of classical music.

Royal Philharmonic Plants

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