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bananas

bananas

The banana is a fruit which naturally disects into three parts (try it!). To do this, peel the banana and push down on the top of the banana with your finger, and it will start to divide into three parts.

Cultivated bananas are seedless because they have three of each type of chromosome instead of the normal two of each type. Such plants are called "triploid” (a triploid has three times the haploid number of chromosomes in the cell nucleus).  They are always sterile. Genetic triploid freaks arise from time to time in nature, but modern breeders can also use chemicals or electric shocks to create triploid mutant cells.

 

 

Here is a site with many banana recepies.

GNP – gross national product

GNP is the GDP plus net factor income from abroad.

The GDP of a nation together with any money earned from investment abroad, less the income earned within the nation by non-nationals. compare with GDP. GNP per capita is calculated as GNP/population and is usually expressed in US dollars. It may be used as an indicator of development. In the mid-1990s, a per capita GNP figure of $10000 would indicate a more developed country, while for a least developed nation, the figure would be around $600. GNP is an imperfect measurement of a nation's economy because certain forms of production, especially subsistence production, are not recorded.