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Bose writes: 'I have, in my previous publications, shown that electric response, which characterises the living condition of a plant, is abolished on exposure of the specimen to a temperature of about 60 degrees Celsius. This temperature may, therefore, be regarded as the fatal temperature for most plants.' He presents further experimental observations regarding fatal temperature and death-excitation in plants.

Assisted by Basiswran Sen. Annotations in ink throughout.

Subject: Biology

Received 6 December 1915. Not read. Communicated by S H [Sidney Howard] Vines.

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Jagadis Chunder Bose, Unpublished paper, 'On transmission of death-excitation in plants' by Jagadis Chunder Bose, 1915, AP/79/5, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 22 April 2024

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