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Medicinal Plants, Phytochemistry and Applied Botany
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Mongol hordes gave up on conquering Europe due to wet weather

Mongol hordes gave up on conquering Europe due to wet weather | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A soggy winter in the 1240s turned parts of central Europe into a swamp, forcing the Mongols led by Genghis Khan's grandson to retreat to feed their horses
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Plant cell wall development revealed in space and time for the first time

Plant cell wall development revealed in space and time for the first time | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Scientists have mapped changes in composition of plant cell walls over space and time, providing new insights into the development and growth of all plants.
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Why 'healthy' food is a bankrupt concept

Why 'healthy' food is a bankrupt concept | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Rather than calling food healthy, we should use the terms nutritious or nourishing.
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Strange seaweed rewrites history of green plants

Strange seaweed rewrites history of green plants | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Ancient alga developed large size and complex structure independently of other plants.
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Scientists uncover what makes plants 'clot': Two enzymes help plants recover when cut

Scientists uncover what makes plants 'clot': Two enzymes help plants recover when cut | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Just like humans, when plants are cut they clot at the site of the wound. Just how they do it is has been a botanical mystery until now. Two researchers have uncovered the enzymes that produce this response.
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Restoring the American chestnut

Restoring the American chestnut | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Scientists performed four experiments in which they examined vessel type, hormone, activated charcoal concentrations, and using a vermiculite substrate to improve the post-rooting stage of an American chestnut propagation protocol. They recommended using semisolid post-rooting medium containing activated charcoal and humic acid in disposable fast-food takeout containers. A trend evidenced across the experiments was that activated charcoal enhanced root growth but slightly decreased shoot tip survival.
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Ancient flower discovered in fossilized resin could be 45 million years old

Ancient flower discovered in fossilized resin could be 45 million years old | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Just like 'Jurassic Park,' except with flowers instead of dinosaurs.
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Kratom, an Addict’s Alternative, Is Found to Be Addictive Itself

Kratom, an Addict’s Alternative, Is Found to Be Addictive Itself | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The supplement is seen as a natural painkiller in the United States, where only a few states ban its sale, but experts say it can lead back to heroin.
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Cranberry carbohydrates show urinary tract benefits: Study

Cranberry carbohydrates show urinary tract benefits: Study | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Oligosaccharides from cranberries may inhibit the formation of E. coli biofilms and help support healthy urinary tract health, suggests a new study.
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Study: Marijuana Genetics Often Mislabeled

Study: Marijuana Genetics Often Mislabeled | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Strains of cannabis sativa or cannabis indica possess relatively few significant genetic differences and are often mislabeled by breeders, according to an evaluation of marijuana taxonomy published online last week in the journal PLOS ONE.
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Climate probably stopped Mongols cold in Hungary

Climate probably stopped Mongols cold in Hungary | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Mongol cavalry was no match for cold, wet climate in medieval Hungary, researchers think.
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Plants are 'biting' back

Plants are 'biting' back | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Calcium phosphate is a widespread biomineral in the animal kingdom: Bones and teeth largely consist of this very tough mineral substance. Researchers from Bonn University could now for the first time demonstrate the presence of calcium phosphate as a structural biomineral in higher plants. The substance provides the necessary 'bite' to the stinging hairs of representatives of the rock nettle family (Loasaceae). It hardens the trichomes, which serve as a herbivore defense.
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Vegans Whip Up a Secret Weapon: Aquafaba

Vegans Whip Up a Secret Weapon: Aquafaba | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Chickpea water has become a sensation as a frothy egg substitute in mousses, meringues and mayonnaise.
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The science behind OSU's seaweed project

The science behind OSU's seaweed project | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Dulse not only tastes good but cleans the water around it — and may someday be used to treat goiter and anemia.
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What Tree Rings Tell Us About the Climate | JSTOR Daily

What Tree Rings Tell Us About the Climate | JSTOR Daily | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Tree rings provide scientists with helpful clues regarding the planet's climate patterns, past and present.
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11 March 2015 - CT scanning shows why tilting trees produce better biofuel - BBSRC

11 March 2015 - CT scanning shows why tilting trees produce better biofuel - BBSRC | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Investing in world-class bioscience research and training on behalf of the UK public.
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The 'Speck'-ter haunting New York tomato fields: Genes from wild tomato species may one day protect against devastating bacterial speck disease

The 'Speck'-ter haunting New York tomato fields: Genes from wild tomato species may one day protect against devastating bacterial speck disease | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Botanists have discovered a gene region in a wild tomato species that protects against an increasingly problematic type of tomato disease called bacterial speck. He will test out this gene region in cultivated tomatoes in the BTI tomato field, which was recently overrun with speck.
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Ancient DNA dispute raises questions about wheat trade in prehistoric Britain

Ancient DNA dispute raises questions about wheat trade in prehistoric Britain | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Wheat DNA reported to be 8,000 years old lacks damage expected of its age, study contends.
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