By: Ian Usher
I imagine most of the common medicinal drugs which have originated from plants have already been covered in the other articles but there are two aspects to the subject which have always fascinated me.Firstly, that the most common and arguably the most effective drugs...
By: Charlie H.
Without plants, humans would all be dead!OK, that's a true statement alright, but my point goes beyond that. My article is not a list of useful medicinal plants; for that, I provide these links (and there are many others):http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/med-aro/toc.htmlhttp://altnature.com/gallery/I...
By: Hickman
When we think about life and living, what is it we actually mean? Disregarding high-minded concerns like self-fulfillment, security and love, what exactly are the basic requirements for your continued existence? Well, most people can pretty much boil down their fundamental requirements for life to...
By: Genome
ETHNOBOTANY OF COTTON (Gossipium herbaceum):ABSTRACT:Cotton (Gossypium sps.) is the world's most important non-food agricultural commodity and its importance in human life is unprecedented. The objective of this paper was to understand the ethnobotany of cotton with special emphasis on Gossypium herbaceum. Literature was reviewed...
By: Kevin Fitzgerald - 174683
Images of cactus plants compete with cow skulls and evil-faced suns for Most Often Used Desert Symbol. Most of the 87 or more genera and over 2,000 species in the flowering plant family Cactaceae live in deserts and are adapted for dealing with aridity...
By: Gilbert Okindo
When we examine the ecosystem,we have producers,consumers and decomposers.Of these,the producers are the most important as explained below. Producers,which are mainly plants,especially the green plants contain chlorophyll.This is the green coloring matter found in the leaves of most...
Save a tree's life: Don't peel bark
By: Ruth Greb
A tree's bark is like it's skin if it were human. The bark is there to protect the tree from disease or insects. The bark on evergreen trees comes in many thicknesses and textures. A Douglas Fir tree has very textured bark while a Cedar...
By: Dai Bannen
Evolution of H2O Conservation Methods in "Equisetum"Introduction: From as far back as the Devonian, fossil predecessors of Equisetum have shown progressive methods of water conservation. Presumed to have originated during a fairly wet period of Earth's history, the repetitive cycling of moist and dry conditions...
By: Meg Bell
Agrobacterium tumefaciens (A. tumefaciens) is a widespread soil bacterium that causes a disease in plants called Crown Gall. This disease attacks plants such as fruit-bearing trees. A. tumefaciens is a unique in that it is "the only example of interkingdom DNA transfer." Because of...
By: Richard Chiolero
Imagine that you've just been handed an innocuous-looking list from a botany professor. On this list (which is more of a scavenger-hunt, really) are items that are being requested for the coming semester's botany course. You scan the list and realize that: a) none...

 

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