The process by which plants utilize and discard chemicals with time. The plants metabolisms demonstrate how it reacts to stressful conditions. A plant’s metabolism can affect its development and growth, regardless of whether the change is an response to an extreme change in the environment (due to storms or natural events) or an underlying nutritional deficiency. This article will take a deeper examine how plants’ metabolism function and why it is studied.
There are numerous methods to study and evaluate the metabolic activities of the plant. Metabolite profiling helps researchers understand gene functions. Metabolites comprise lipids, fatty acids, organic acids, amino acids, sugars and more as well as other compounds which can even be a part of the flowers’ fragrance.
Analyzing a plant’s metabolism and processes allow a deeper understanding of the leaf’s growth as well as stress-related responses as well as overall rates of growth. The alteration of the plant’s environment can dramatically alter the rate and efficiency of a plant’s metabolic functions, which then alters the longevity for the plant. This kind of environmental manipulation is used to grow crops.
More information on the plant’s metabolism in the video you linked to above.