The ritual of the Arabs - Sinan Khalaf - In conjunction with the approaching date of the annular eclipse that will be witnessed in the region of the Arabian Peninsula, many weather questions were received by the Weather of Arabia, and the extent of its impact on nature, among which was this question:
Through our research in Arab weather, we found a study conducted by experts in the United States of America on the "sage" to understand what is happening to plants at the total eclipse of the sun, where experts tracked their reactions at the leaf level, scientists saw that they suffer from a slowdown in activity during the dark, Then she is shocked by the sudden return.
The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, examined the Sagebrush plant as it is widely spread in the United States of America.
Daniel Beverly, PhD student in Botany and Hydrology at the University of Wyoming and lead author of the study, said that "the great sagebrush lives most of its life in the sun and covers a large part of the country, from Oregon to New Mexico, which makes it a good subject to study."
Beverly and his colleagues developed tools that could measure the rate of photosynthesis in a patch close to the Yellowstone National Park, and the researchers observed that during the eclipse, when light faded and the temperature decreased within 80 seconds, a decrease in photosynthesis occurred in the sagebrush, the biological process that occurs when Dusk occurs in the evening, just before dark.
During the two minutes and 18 seconds of complete darkness, the levels of photosynthesis decreased to their lowest levels, and the reaction was not the same as that seen on the plant itself during the passage of its clouds, for example.
Beverly added: "After the sun appeared again, the signs of stress were clear." Then he continued, "The eclipse disrupted the photosynthesis pathways in an amazing way."
Scientists are looking for the upcoming eclipse of the sun in 2024, which is set to be seen in Mexico and some of America's states, as the man plans to take a closer look at the responses of crops and trees.
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