For His Glory

Monday, July 03, 2006

The Mimosa: Another Manifestation of God's Glory

Below is a link to a video that Indiana University's Department of Biology has posted. The plant shown here is a called a Mimosa. The leaves of Mimosa have the capability to display thigmonasty (touch-induced movement). In Mimosa, the mechanical or heat stimulus induces an electrical signal, similar to the electrical potentials in nerve cells, that can move from cell to cell at a high rate. When the electrical potential reaches specialized "motor cells" in pulvini at the base of each leaflet, the folding is caused by a rapid efflux of potassium followed by rapid water transport out of the motor cells.

(Click Picture to Go to Link.)

But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD. (Numbers 14:21)

This is just one amazing example out of millions that shows God's glory in His creation. What a God!


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