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Climate change threatens seaweed - Practical Fishkeeping

Climate change threatens seaweed - Practical Fishkeeping | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Practical FishkeepingClimate change threatens seaweedPractical FishkeepingThomas Wernberg and colleagues came to this conclusion after examining about 22000 herbarium records of macroalgae (representing 897 species) collected in temperate...
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Icones Plantarum

Icones Plantarum | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
One of the most influential botanical works ever produced was the multi-volume Icones Plantarum (‘Images of Plants’), begun by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785–1865) in 1837. Ten volumes were...
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Herbs Well Researched, Despite Media Bias - Natural Products INSIDER

Herbs Well Researched, Despite Media Bias - Natural Products INSIDER | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Herbs Well Researched, Despite Media BiasNatural Products INSIDERSCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Some critics of botanicals say research is limited and the studies that are available are of poor quality.
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Nonprofit Collaboration Addresses Adulteration of Botanical Dietary Ingredients - MarketWatch (press release)

Nonprofit Collaboration Addresses Adulteration of Botanical Dietary Ingredients - MarketWatch (press release) | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Nonprofit Collaboration Addresses Adulteration of Botanical Dietary IngredientsMarketWatch (press release)2, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- American Botanical Council, American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, and University of Mississippi's National Center...
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Knotweed causes house price drop

Knotweed causes house price drop | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
The price of a Hertfordshire house drops by more than £250,000 after Japanese knotweed invades it.
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Jeremy Cherfas's comment, October 28, 2011 4:30 AM
I'd buy the house if it weren't a modern tacky box. Knotweed isn't THAT bad.
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philebrity.com » Blog Archive » Fun With Botany: Quit Yer Bellyachin’, Gingko Season Is A Beautiful Thing!

philebrity.com » Blog Archive » Fun With Botany: Quit Yer Bellyachin’, Gingko Season Is A Beautiful Thing! | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
RT @philebrity: Fun With Botany: Quit Yer Bellyachin’, Gingko Season Is A Beautiful Thing!
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Rice, Potatoes, Wheat, and Other Plants Interfere with Human Gene ...

Rice, Potatoes, Wheat, and Other Plants Interfere with Human Gene ... | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
A new study in Nature shows that plant miRNA has the potential to, and does, interfere with human gene expression.
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Nitrogen Study Could 'Rock' A Plant's World : NPR

All plants need nitrogen to grow, and a new study says some plants get this nutrient from a surprising source. Conventional wisdom believes nitrogen for plants starts in the air and is converted by microbes in the soil into a usable form.
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JSTOR Plant Science on Vimeo

JSTOR Plant Science on Vimeo | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Visit JSTOR Plant Science's profile on Vimeo. Use Vimeo to share the videos you make with the people you want. Its free to join and really easy to use.
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Oxford to study religious forests in India

Oxford to study religious forests in India | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Religious forests are managed through the stewardship of community elders but most receive no formal protection.

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Charles Lonsdale: Can broccoli change lives?

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Charles Lonsdale: Can broccoli change lives?

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The naming of a mistletoe

The naming of a mistletoe | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Find out how collaboration between mistletoe experts and the Drylands Africa team in the Herbarium resulted in a new species of mistletoe being documented.
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From the Victory Garden: American history told through squash - O Say Can You See?

From the Victory Garden: American history told through squash - O Say Can You See? | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
As a natively grown vegetable cultivated by the Wampanoag Indians, squash holds a special place in American history.
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Art + Botany: Living Sculptures | Garden Design

Art + Botany: Living Sculptures | Garden Design | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Garden sculptures by Sue and Pete Hill are made from moss, ivy and other growing plants.
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FDA Holds Botanical Identity Class - Natural Products INSIDER

FDA Holds Botanical Identity Class - Natural Products INSIDER | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
FDA Holds Botanical Identity ClassNatural Products INSIDERCOLLEGE PARK, Md.—FDA is offering a training course to help lab analysts better identify and archive botanicals. The three-day course, set for Nov.
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AoB Blog » Botany for Halloween – Witches, Brooms and Pumpkins

AoB Blog » Botany for Halloween – Witches, Brooms and Pumpkins | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Weblog of the Annals of Botany (Plant cell and developmental biology and Halloween?
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Royal Society frees up journal archive

Royal Society frees up journal archive | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Ben Franklin’s account of his electric kite experiment (1752) and Isaac Newton’s first ever paper (1672) are among 60,000 historical scientific papers now freely accessible online, after Britain’s Royal Society opened up its journal archive.
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NYBG.org: Index to American Botanical Literature

NYBG.org: Index to American Botanical Literature | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it

"The Index contains entries dealing with various aspects of extant and fossil American plants and fungi, including systematics and floristics, morphology, and ecology, as well as economic botany and general botany (publications dealing with botanists, herbaria, etc.). "


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Breakthrough in Crop Defence Mechanism

Breakthrough in Crop Defence Mechanism | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
New research at Washington State University shows that barley plants are able to recognise stem rust spores (Puccinia graminis) and begin to activate their plant defences within just 5 minutes of t...
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The fashionably late arrival of cucumbers in Europe #bad11

The fashionably late arrival of cucumbers in Europe #bad11 | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Weblog of the Annals of Botany (Cucumbers in Europe: a history.

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Flickr: The Economic Botany Pool

Flickr: The Economic Botany Pool | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world.
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Why we need Plant Scientists

Why we need Plant Scientists | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it

Plant scientist’ should take its rightful place beside ‘doctor’, ‘lawyer’ and ‘vet’ in the list of top professions to which our most capable young people aspire, according to a hard-hitting letter by an international group of botanists and crop scientists published today.


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How good if we get lady plant scientists - Read about Janaki Ammal Indian Woman Botanists http://adf.ly/Kb8En
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Medicinal plants programme receives prestigious award | Humanitarian News

Medicinal plants programme receives prestigious award | Humanitarian News | Botany Roundup: Worthy Plant News | Scoop.it
October 2011—A joint WWF, TRAFFIC and IUCN project on sustainable use of medicinal plants in China’s Upper Yangtze Ecoregion has received an “Outstanding Contribution Award” from the Chinese State Ministry of Environmental Protection, EU-China...
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