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Medicinal Plants, Phytochemistry and Applied Botany
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What Is a Genetically Modified Food?: Scientific American Video

What Is a Genetically Modified Food?: Scientific American Video | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
News videos covering science, health and technology at Sciam.com
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Phytochemical genomics—a new trend

Phytochemical genomics—a new trend | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it

"Great promise is seen in metabolic quantitative loci analysis in major crops such as rice and tomato, and identification of novel genes involved in the biosynthesis of bioactive specialized metabolites in medicinal plants."


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Alternative Medicine Is a $34 Billion Industry, But Only One-Third of the Treatments Have Been Tested

Alternative Medicine Is a $34 Billion Industry, But Only One-Third of the Treatments Have Been Tested | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The traditional medicine industry is just as profit-driven as any other
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Power Plants | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Power Plants | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it

Think about it. Everything you have ever eaten, or will ever eat, can ultimately be traced back to an organism carrying out photosynthesis.

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Plant-Plant Interactions, the newest Teaching Tool online

Plant-Plant Interactions, the newest Teaching Tool online | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it

Online today, the newest Teaching Tool in Plant Biology, "Plant-Plant Interactions", by Ariel Novoplansky and Mary Williams. It's all about how plants sense and respond to their neighbors. Subscription to Plant Cell required. Slides, lecture notes and teaching guide too!
http://www.plantcell.org/site/teachingtools/TTPB25.xhtml


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Mahani Mohamad's curator insight, June 2, 2013 12:35 PM

to be shared with Jr.

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nice share Mary Williams http://icareeradvice.com/
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How do plants grow toward the light?

How do plants grow toward the light? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Plants have developed a number of strategies to capture the maximum amount of sunlight through their leaves. As we know from looking at plants on a windowsill, they grow toward the sunlight to be able to generate energy by photosynthesis.
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Thrifty Thursday: The Digital Herbarium | Compound Eye, Scientific American Blog Network

Thrifty Thursday: The Digital Herbarium | Compound Eye, Scientific American Blog Network | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Thrifty Thursdays feature photographs taken with equipment costing less than $500.


[HP deskjet F4280 printer/scanner - $150]

This week's inexpensive photo project makes use of a desktop scanner ...
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Ginkgo: The Life Story of The Oldest Tree on Earth by Roger Cohn: Yale Environment 360

Ginkgo: The Life Story of The Oldest Tree on Earth by Roger Cohn: Yale Environment 360 | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Revered for its beauty and its longevity, the ginkgo is a living fossil, unchanged for more than 200 million years. Botanist Peter Crane, who has a written what he calls a biography of this unique tree, talks to Yale Environment 360 about the inspiring history and cultural significance of the ginkgo
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Lichens and people - Lichen website

Lichens and people - Lichen website | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it

In past centuries it was common practice for some of the European scientific societies to invite essays on particular topics and offer prizes. For its prizes of 1786 the Académie des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts of Lyon invited essays on the subject of the lichens that could be used in medicine and the arts. Prizes were awarded to three essays by Pierre Joseph Amoreux, Georg Franz Hoffmann and Pierre Rémy Willemet.

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PlantGrowthQuiz - Daily quiz on plant growth and development. Tweet me your answers! | Wisr

PlantGrowthQuiz - Daily quiz on plant growth and development. Tweet me your answers! | Wisr | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Wisr teaches anything from Chemistry to Algebra through Twitter/chat/SMS/email. Learn by answering questions in the communication channel where you are most comfortable.

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Mary Williams's curator insight, September 12, 2013 3:01 AM

I haven't seen twitter used in this way before - very nice to know about!

Mary Williams's comment, September 12, 2013 3:03 AM
There's a Daily Photosynthesis quz also! http://wisr.com/feeds/32575
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nice

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Keep popping those corks: forests need more wine lovers

Keep popping those corks: forests need more wine lovers | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it

Cork oak forests occur throughout the Mediterranean basin, dotting nearly 12,000 square miles of Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria. But these woodlands are the most extensive in Portugal, which also produces more wine stoppers than any other nation in the world. Portuguese law has, since 1929, protected that nation’s cork oaks. Quercus suber is the national tree, and the government issues steep fines for cutting it.

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Saving the East Indian sandalwood tree - AoB Blog

Saving the East Indian sandalwood tree - AoB Blog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
East Indian sandalwood tree is highly endangered due to over exploitation.
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Is pink your favourite colour? How about gold? - AoB Blog

Is pink your favourite colour? How about gold? - AoB Blog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Astaxanthin is nearly as expensive as gold. Unless you grow it in a pond.
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Why the Tomato Was Feared in Europe for More Than 200 Years

Why the Tomato Was Feared in Europe for More Than 200 Years | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
How the fruit got a bad rap from the beginning
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What's in your strawberries? - EiC May 2012

What's in your strawberries? - EiC May 2012 | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it

Have you ever wondered what makes the colour, taste and smell of strawberries so attractive? Why do the ones you might find growing wild seem tastier? Is there something in the chemistry?

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This article from the Royal Society of Chemistry's "Education in Chemistry" journal includes a table showing the structures of the flavor molecules in strawberries. Yum!

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The Gut-Wrenching Science Behind the World’s Hottest Peppers

The Gut-Wrenching Science Behind the World’s Hottest Peppers | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
While contestants take their seats onstage, an emcee recites rules. Competitors have 20 seconds to eat as many chilies as they can. Peppers must be chewed at least three times, to ensure the release of the pain-causing ingredient; the highest concentration of capsaicin is in the lining of the pepper—its placenta—and the seeds. (The chili plant, like any good mother, is protective of its offspring.)
 
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Peppers always get attention.

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Human activity echoes through Brazilian rainforest

Human activity echoes through Brazilian rainforest | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The disappearance of large, fruit-eating birds from tropical forests in Brazil has caused the region's forest palms to produce smaller, less successful seeds over the past century, researchers say.
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HerbalGram: Exploring the Peripatetic Maze of Black Cohosh Adulteration: A Review of the Nomenclature, Distribution, Chemistry, Market Status, Analytical Methods, and Safety

HerbalGram: Exploring the Peripatetic Maze of Black Cohosh Adulteration: A Review of the Nomenclature, Distribution, Chemistry, Market Status, Analytical Methods, and Safety | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it

This article reviews issues associated with the complexities of black cohosh adulteration, including botanical and nomenclatural considerations; trade and economic issues; various identification, analytical, and authentication challenges; alleged liver toxicity linked to adulterated products; and other data on economic adulteration of products labeled as black cohosh.

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Using Student-Produced Time-Lapse Plant Movies to Communicate Concepts in Plant Biology - AoB Blog

Using Student-Produced Time-Lapse Plant Movies to Communicate Concepts in Plant Biology - AoB Blog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Why do students think plants are “boring”? One factor may be that they do not see plant movement in real time.
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How to make an artichoke: the facts about bracts, part 1

How to make an artichoke: the facts about bracts, part 1 | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Inspired by spring and the appearance of both artichokes and asparagus, Katherine explains artichoke morphology in the first of two posts about bracts and scales. Artichokes don’t exactly look like...
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Harvesting gum arabic in Sudan – in pictures

Harvesting gum arabic in Sudan – in pictures | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Gum arabic is a rare export success story in the Sudanese agricultural state of North Kordofan (RT @PracticalAction: Gum arabic is a rare export success story in #Sudan...

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