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Growth and cellular patterns in petal epidermis of Antirrhinum - AoB Blog

Growth and cellular patterns in petal epidermis of Antirrhinum - AoB Blog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A study of patterns in the epidermis of asymmetrical wild-type dorsal petals and symmetrical dorsalized petals of the backpetals mutant of snapdragon.
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Root radar: How parasitic plants know when to attack

Root radar: How parasitic plants know when to attack | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered how parasitic plants evolved the ability to detect and attack their hosts. Their findings could lead to new techniques to control the thieving weeds.
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Five Myths About New U.S. Climate Plan: What You May Not Know

Five Myths About New U.S. Climate Plan: What You May Not Know | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Five Myths About New U.S. Climate Plan: What You May Not Know
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Better chocolate with microbes

Better chocolate with microbes | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
For decades, researchers have worked to improve cacao fermentation by controlling the microbes involved. Now, to their surprise, a team of Belgian researchers has discovered that the same species of yeast used in production of beer, bread, and wine works particularly well in chocolate fermentation.
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Elderberry benefits air travelers

Elderberry benefits air travelers | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The negative health effects of international air travel are well documented but now it seems that the common elderberry can provide some relief.
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Stressed out plants send animal-like signals

Stressed out plants send animal-like signals | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
University of Adelaide research has shown for the first time that, despite not having a nervous system, plants use signals normally associated with animals when they encounter stress.
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Can we save the strawberries? (video)

Can we save the strawberries? (video) | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Strawberries are sweet, juicy and delightful. Unfortunately, an expiring federal pesticide exemption could mean 2016 will be the end of strawberries in the US. How can we protect our strawberries from pests and comply with federal fumigant standards? In this Speaking of Chemistry video, Sophia Cai explains the problem and some possible solutions. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/noaec9-BmwU.
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The phylogeny of Czech hops

The phylogeny of Czech hops | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Long breeding work aimed at fine aroma hops results in high quality aroma aspects, which are used to produce the best beer. Czech hops are the security of the highest brewing quality in many breweries all over the world. Saaz
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Mapping responsible soy irresponsibly

Mapping responsible soy irresponsibly | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Good thinking by the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) to map where it is most — and least — environmentally responsible to extend soy cultivation in South America. “An interesting exercise, isn’t it?” they ask. No doubt it was
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Sweet taste perception may be (partly) genetic

Sweet taste perception may be (partly) genetic | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Some people may perceive sweet tastes as weaker than others – perhaps leading them to add more sugar or sweetener to gain the same level of sweetness, new re...
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Herbals attacked for poor quality; industry calls for greater enforcement

Herbals attacked for poor quality; industry calls for greater enforcement | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A BBC investigation in the UK has questioned quality control in the botanicals sector, especially those sold as food supplements. The industry has called for...
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Elderberry reduces cold severity in air travellers: Study

Elderberry reduces cold severity in air travellers: Study | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Antioxidant-rich elderberry extracts can reduce the severity of colds among air travellers, Australian researchers have found.
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Green tea extracts fail to protect skin against UV

Green tea extracts fail to protect skin against UV | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A combination of green tea extracts and vitamin C may not protect skin from sun burn, says a new double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial from England.
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3-D–Printed Flowers Lure Invasive Weevils to Their Deaths in Wisconsin

3-D–Printed Flowers Lure Invasive Weevils to Their Deaths in Wisconsin | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The ploy could save a threatened thistle from extinction
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Research finds diversifying your diet may make your gut healthier

Research finds diversifying your diet may make your gut healthier | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A loss of dietary diversity during the past 50 years could be a contributing factor to the rise in obesity, Type 2 diabetes, gastrointestinal problems and other diseases, according to a lecture by Mark Heiman, vice president and chief scientific officer at MicroBiome Therapeutics, at IFT15: Where Science Feeds Innovation hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists in Chicago.
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U of M study explains why hemp and marijuana are different

U of M study explains why hemp and marijuana are different | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Genetic differences between hemp and marijuana determine whether Cannabis plants have the potential for psychoactivity, a new study by University of Minnesota scientists shows. The study was published in the July 17 online edition of New Phytologist.
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Tiny grains of rice hold big promise for greenhouse gas reductions, bioenergy

Tiny grains of rice hold big promise for greenhouse gas reductions, bioenergy | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Rice is the staple food for more than half of the world's population, but the paddies it's grown in contributes up to 17 percent of global methane emissions -- about 100 million tons a year. Now, with the addition of a single gene, rice can be cultivated to emit virtually no methane, more starch for a richer food source and biomass for energy production, as announced in the July 30 edition of Nature and online.
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Scientists Discover A 6th Taste — And It's Quite A Disgusting Mouthful

Scientists Discover A 6th Taste — And It's Quite A Disgusting Mouthful | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
They call it "oleogustus," or the taste for fat. But nutrition scientist Rick Mattes says it's far from delicious. Found in rancid food, it's often an unpleasant warning.
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USAID Seeks Public Comment on Climate Smart Agriculture in Feed the Future | Agrilinks

USAID Seeks Public Comment on Climate Smart Agriculture in Feed the Future | Agrilinks | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
This request for comment comes from Rob Bertram, Chief Scientist at the USAID Bureau for Food Security, which leads the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future. Feed the Future is in the process of enhancing its current cross-cutting theme of climate change in global food security by incorporating Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) and would like your input!
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Climate smart agriculture = diverse agriculture, and vice versa

USAID is seeking feedback on the climate smart agriculture (CSA) strategy of its Feed the Future programme. Recall that CSA has three objectives1 Sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes. Adapting and building resilience to climate change. Reducing and/or removing greenhouse
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Medieval Herbals in Movable Type

Medieval Herbals in Movable Type | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
By Michael North This post is the second in a series exploring the National Library of Medicine’s rich and varied collection of “herbals,” which are books devoted to the description of medicinal pl...
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Olive oil prices up 10% due to drought and disease

Olive oil prices up 10% due to drought and disease | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The price of olive oil has risen 10% this year as European supplies continue to be affected by the Xylella fastidiosa disease in Italy and a drough...
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Ketones get rough ride at Tour de France

Ketones get rough ride at Tour de France | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The use of potentially performance enhancing ketones at the Tour de France cycling race has raised questions about their efficacy, legality and scale of usage.
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Could beetroot juice help you exercise for longer?

Could beetroot juice help you exercise for longer? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Chronic consumption of beetroot juice may improve cardiovascular health and potentially delay the onset of fatigue in healthy people, says a new study.
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