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  1. Supermarket Botany

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    Burrows, Geoff E.; Harper, John D. I.

    2009-01-01

    Supermarket Botany is a frequently-used teaching resource or strategy. It draws on a student's existing familiarity with plant-based foods to explore plant structure and life cycles. One of its strongest points is that it is adaptable to many age levels--from lower primary school to university and general interest groups. We have designed a unique…

  2. Locke and botany.

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    Anstey, Peter R; Harris, Stephen A

    2006-06-01

    This paper argues that the English philosopher John Locke, who has normally been thought to have had only an amateurish interest in botany, was far more involved in the botanical science of his day than has previously been known. Through the presentation of new evidence deriving from Locke's own herbarium, his manuscript notes, journal and correspondence, it is established that Locke made a modest contribution to early modern botany. It is shown that Locke had close and ongoing relations with the Bobarts, keepers of the Oxford Botanic Garden, and that Locke distributed seeds and plant parts to other botanists, seeds of which the progeny almost certainly ended up in the most important herbaria of the period. Furthermore, it is claimed that the depth of Locke's interest in and practice of botany has a direct bearing on our understanding of his views on the correct method of natural philosophy and on the interpretation of his well known discussion of the nature of species in Book III of his Essay concerning human understanding.

  3. [Lysenkoism in Polish botany].

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    Köhler, Piotr

    2008-01-01

    Lysenkoism by PAN came with the Sixth General Assembly of its members on June 11-12, 1956. The second tier of propagating Lysenkoism consisted in activities aimed at the general public, including the teaching of creative Darwinism (obligatory for pupils of various levels of education), in the school years 1949/50-1956/57. There were few botanists who published studies in Lysenkoism: only 55 persons did so. Among them, there were only a few botanists who could boast of significant previous scientific achievements--they included Stefan Białobok (1909-1992), Władysław Kunicki-Goldfinger (1916-1995), Edmund Malinowski (1885-1979), Konstanty Moldenhawer (1889-1962), Józef Motyka (1900-1984), Szczepan Pieniazek. A majority of the authors of publication in Lysenkoism were young scientists or people who did publish anything later on. Basing on the available bibliographies, it is possible to ascertain that there were ca. 140 Lysenkoist botanical publications (out of the total of 3410), i.e. 4.1% (fig. 1) of all the botanist publications in Poland in that period. Their number in the years 1949-1953 was higher than in the next period, and oscillated between 15 and 24 publications annually (fig. 2). The percentage of Lysenkoist studies among all publications in botany published each year was highest in 1949 (11.5%), and decreased systematically in the following years (fig. 3). Lysenkoism was a marginal phenomenon in Polish botany. Among the Lysenkoist publications, most summarized papers delivered at successive conferences, or consisted in reprints of Soviet studies. A significant group was made up of publications popularizing the principles and achievements of Lysenkoism (on the basis of Soviet publications). There were relatively studies presenting the results of research conducted in Poland on the basis of Lysenko's theory. Botanists who remember those times recollect that topics connected with Michurinian-Lysenkoist biology were avoided. It is symptomatic that not a single

  4. The botany of the Commelins

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    Wijnands, D.O.

    1983-01-01

    The Botany of the Commelins deals with the plants pictured in the Moninckx Atlas and the four books by Jan and Caspar Commelin on the exotic plants in the Hortus Medicus of Amsterdam. Water-colours were painted of 420 plants during the years 1686-1709 by a number of artists,

  5. Gastronomic botany and molecular gastronomy

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    Pérez-Urria Carril, Elena; Gómez Garay, Aranzazu; Ávalos García, Adolfo; Martín Calvarro, Luisa; Pintos López, Beatriz; Saco Sierra, M. Dolores; Martín Gómez, M. Soledad; Pérez Alonso, M. José; Puelles Gallo, María; Palá Paúl, Jesús; Cifuentes Cuencas, Blanca; Llamas Ramos, José Eugenio

    2011-01-01

    Complutense University of Madrid through the "Vicerrectorado de Calidad" develops projects to innovate and improve teaching quality. Among these projects is "Gastronomic Botany and Molecular Gastronomy" which aims to develop new materials and tools for the Virtual Campus and consequently offer new possibilities for teaching and training. Also this project organize and structure a new teaching matter for post-graduate education that will be an example of approach, relationship and cooper...

  6. Forensic Botany: Evidence and Analysis.

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    Coyle, H M

    2009-01-01

    Forensic botany is the use of plant evidence in matters of law. While plant fragments are often collected as trace evidence, they are only occasionally identified using microscopy and are still more rarely assessed using molecular biology techniques for individualization and sourcing of a sample. There are many different methods useful for DNA typing of plants; this review focuses on those techniques (DNA sequencing, STR, AFLP, RAPD) most relevant to the forensic science community and on those methods currently in practice. Plant evidence is commonly associated with homicides, with clandestine graves, as trace pollen on clothing, vehicles, or packaging, or in the transport of illicit drugs. DNA can be especially useful for the identification of minute quantity of samples, for differentiation of plants that lack distinguishing morphological features, and for generating a unique identifier for associative forensic evidence.

  7. Domain-Specific Ontology of Botany

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    Fang Gu; Cun-Gen Cao; Yue-Fei Sui; Wen Tian

    2004-01-01

    Domain-specific ontologies are greatly useful in knowledge acquisition, sharing and analysis. In this paper, botany-specific ontology for acquiring and analyzing botanical knowledge is presented. The ontology is represented in a set of well-defined categories, and each concept is viewed as an instance of certain category. The authors also introduce botany-specific axioms, an integral part of the ontology, for checking and reasoning with the acquired knowledge. Consistency, completeness and redundancy of the axioms are discussed.

  8. International Cooperation at the Institute of Botany

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    Fu Yanfeng

    2003-01-01

    @@ The CAS Institute of Botany (IBCAS) has a history more than 70 years. During the current drive of China's economic and scientific reforms, the IBCAS,in the context of the world S&T development trend and in line with its own superiorities, is active in carrying out international cooperation and exchanges.

  9. [Application of DNA labeling technology in forensic botany].

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    Znang, Xian; Li, Jing-Lin; Zhang, Xiang-Yu

    2008-12-01

    Forensic botany is a study of judicial plant evidence. Recently, researches on DNA labeling technology have been a mainstream of forensic botany. The article systematically reviews various types of DNA labeling techniques in forensic botany with enumerated practical cases, as well as the potential forensic application of each individual technique. The advantages of the DNA labeling technology over traditional morphological taxonomic methods are also summarized.

  10. A Comparative Study of Students' Achievement in Botany and Zoology

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    Tamir, P.

    1974-01-01

    A comparative study of student achievement in botany and zoology based on data of 10 studies conducted in 20 countries. Up to age 14, students achieve better in zoology; after age 14, students achieve better in botany. Based on the findings, recommendations are suggested regarding curriculum planning, laboratory work and the need for specific…

  11. Elements of plant physiology in theophrastus' botany.

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    Pennazio, Sergio

    2014-01-01

    For thousands of years the plants were considered only as a source of food and medicine, and as ornamental objects. Only from the fifth century BC, some philosophers of Ancient Greece realized that the plants were living organisms but, unfortunately, their works have come to us as fragments that we often know from the biological works of Aristotle. This eminent philosopher and man of science, however, did not give us a complete work on the plants, which he often promised to write. From scattered fragments of his conspicuous biological work, it emerges a concept of nutritive soul that, in the presence of heat and moisture, allows plants to grow and reproduce. The task of writing a comprehensive botanical work was delegated to his first pupil, Theophrastus, who left us two treatises over time translated into the various languages up to the current versions (Enquiry into plants, On the causes of plants). The plant life is described and interpreted on the basis of highly accurate observations. The physiological part of his botany is essentially the nutrition: According to Theophrastus, plants get matter and moisture from the soil through root uptake and process the absorbed substances transforming them into food, thanks to the heat. The processing (pepsis, coction) of matter into the food represents an extraordinary physiological intuition because individual organs of a plant appear to perform its specific transformation. Despite that Theophrastus did not do scientific experiments or use special methods other than the sharpness of his observations, he can be considered the forerunner of a plant physiology that would take rebirth only after two millennia.

  12. [Half century of botany publishing in Revista de Biologia Tropical].

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    León, Jorge

    2002-01-01

    Over its first half century the Revista de Biología Tropical published many papers and supplements dealing with the botany. However, the Revista is not a primary botanical journal. A wide variety of topics and geographic sources have been included, taking into consideration species from the Neotropics, but also from India and Nigeria. A complete index of botanical papers is presented.

  13. Research in the Botany Department. University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

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    1969-01-01

    Dr. B.C. Stone, the present Head of the Botany Unit, is continuing his investigations on Pandanaceae, which form the major research work; and on Rutaceae and Araliaceae, two other families which are his favorites. The genus Freycinetia is the nearest to completion; it is expected to have about 180-2

  14. Plants & Perpetrators: Forensic Investigation in the Botany Classroom

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    Boyd, Amy E.

    2006-01-01

    Applying botanical knowledge to a simulated forensic investigation provides inquiry-based and problem-based learning in the botany classroom. This paper details one such forensic investigation in which students use what they have learned about plant morphology and anatomy to analyze evidence and solve a murder mystery. (Contains 1 table.)

  15. Illustrated Plant Identification Keys: An Interactive Tool to Learn Botany

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    Silva, Helena; Pinho, Rosa; Lopes, Lisia; Nogueira, Antonio J. A.; Silveira, Paulo

    2011-01-01

    An Interactive Dichotomous Key (IDK) for 390 "taxa" of vascular plants from the Ria de Aveiro, available on a website, was developed to help teach botany to school and universitary students. This multimedia tool includes several links to Descriptive and Illustrated Glossaries. Questionnaires answered by high-school and undergraduate students about…

  16. Research in the Botany Department. University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

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    NN,

    1969-01-01

    Dr. B.C. Stone, the present Head of the Botany Unit, is continuing his investigations on Pandanaceae, which form the major research work; and on Rutaceae and Araliaceae, two other families which are his favorites. The genus Freycinetia is the nearest to completion; it is expected to have about

  17. Botany meets archaeology: people and plants in the past.

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    Day, Jo

    2013-12-01

    This paper explores the close links between botany and archaeology, using case studies from the ancient Mediterranean. It explains the kinds of palaeobotanical remains that archaeologists can recover and the methods used to analyse them. The importance of iconographic and textual evidence is also underlined. Examples of key research areas that focus on ancient plants are discussed: diet and palaeoeconomy; medicines, poisons, and psychotropics; perfumes, cosmetics, and dyes; and prestige.

  18. Botany, Taxonomy and Cytology of Crocus sativus series

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    Saxena, R. B.

    2010-01-01

    Saffron is produced from the dried styles of Crocus sativus L. (Iridaceae) which is unknown as wild plant, representing a sterile triploid. These belong to subgenus Crocus series Crocus sativus – series are closely related species; and are difficult to be separated taxonomically and have a complex cytology. Botany of C. sativus – series, taxonomy of their species and their infraspecific taxa are presented, and their distribution, ecology and phenology; full description and chromosome counts a...

  19. Acanthopanax senticosus: review of botany, chemistry and pharmacology.

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    Huang, Linzhang; Zhao, Hongfang; Huang, Baokang; Zheng, Chengjian; Peng, Wei; Qin, Luping

    2011-02-01

    Acanthopanax senticosus (Rupr. et Maxim) Harms (Araliaceae), also called Siberian Ginseng, Eleutherococcus senticosus, and Ciwujia in Chinese, is a widely used traditional Chinese herb that could invigorate qi, strengthen the spleen, and nourish kidney in the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. With high medicinal value, Acanthopanax senticosus (AS, thereafter) is popularly used as an "adaptogen" like Panax ginseng. In recent decades, a great number of chemical, pharmacological, and clinical studies on AS have been carried out worldwide. Several kinds of chemical compounds have been reported, including triterpenoid saponins, lignans, coumarins, and flavones, among which, phenolic compounds such as syringin and eleutheroside E, were considered to be the most active components. Considerable pharmacological experiments both in vitro and in vivo have persuasively demonstrated that AS possessed anti-stress, antiulcer, anti-irradiation, anticancer, anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective activities, etc. The present review is an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of the botany, chemistry, pharmacology, toxicity and clinical trials of AS.

  20. The voice of American botanists: the founding and establishment of the American Journal of Botany, "American botany," and the Great War (1906-1935).

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    Smocovitis, Vassiliki Betty

    2014-03-01

    This paper examines the crucial early history of the American Journal of Botany from the years following the founding of the Botanical Society of America in 1906 to the termination of the agreement for publication with the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in 1935. It examines the efforts of individuals like F. C. Newcombe, who did the most to raise support for the journal and became the first Editor-in-Chief, in the context of the growing numbers of professional botanists and plant scientists who were actively engaged in research requiring appropriate publication venues and in the process of forming an independent identity as "American botanists." It also examines the launching of the journal in the context of the Great War in Europe and the transition from German botany to American botany in the second decade of the 20th century.

  1. The plant microbiome explored: implications for experimental botany

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    Berg, Gabriele; Rybakova, Daria; Grube, Martin; Köberl, Martina

    2015-11-07

    The importance of microbial root inhabitants for plant growth and health was recognized as early as 100 years ago. Recent insights reveal a close symbiotic relationship between plants and their associated microorganisms, and high structural and functional diversity within plant microbiomes. Plants provide microbial communities with specific habitats, which can be broadly categorized as the rhizosphere, phyllosphere, and endosphere. Plant-associated microbes interact with their host in essential functional contexts. They can stimulate germination and growth, help plants fend off disease, promote stress resistance, and influence plant fitness. Therefore, plants have to be considered as metaorganisms within which the associated microbes usually outnumber the cells belonging to the plant host. The structure of the plant microbiome is determined by biotic and abiotic factors but follows ecological rules. Metaorganisms are coevolved species assemblages. The metabolism and morphology of plants and their microbiota are intensively connected with each other, and the interplay of both maintains the functioning and fitness of the holobiont. Our study of the current literature shows that analysis of plant microbiome data has brought about a paradigm shift in our understanding of the diverse structure and functioning of the plant microbiome with respect to the following: (i) the high interplay of bacteria, archaea, fungi, and protists; (ii) the high specificity even at cultivar level; (iii) the vertical transmission of core microbiomes; (iv) the extraordinary function of endophytes; and (v) several unexpected functions and metabolic interactions. The plant microbiome should be recognized as an additional factor in experimental botany and breeding strategies.

  2. The plant microbiome explored: implications for experimental botany.

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    Berg, Gabriele; Rybakova, Daria; Grube, Martin; Köberl, Martina

    2016-02-01

    The importance of microbial root inhabitants for plant growth and health was recognized as early as 100 years ago. Recent insights reveal a close symbiotic relationship between plants and their associated microorganisms, and high structural and functional diversity within plant microbiomes. Plants provide microbial communities with specific habitats, which can be broadly categorized as the rhizosphere, phyllosphere, and endosphere. Plant-associated microbes interact with their host in essential functional contexts. They can stimulate germination and growth, help plants fend off disease, promote stress resistance, and influence plant fitness. Therefore, plants have to be considered as metaorganisms within which the associated microbes usually outnumber the cells belonging to the plant host. The structure of the plant microbiome is determined by biotic and abiotic factors but follows ecological rules. Metaorganisms are co-evolved species assemblages. The metabolism and morphology of plants and their microbiota are intensively connected with each other, and the interplay of both maintains the functioning and fitness of the holobiont. Our study of the current literature shows that analysis of plant microbiome data has brought about a paradigm shift in our understanding of the diverse structure and functioning of the plant microbiome with respect to the following: (i) the high interplay of bacteria, archaea, fungi, and protists; (ii) the high specificity even at cultivar level; (iii) the vertical transmission of core microbiomes; (iv) the extraordinary function of endophytes; and (v) several unexpected functions and metabolic interactions. The plant microbiome should be recognized as an additional factor in experimental botany and breeding strategies.

  3. On New Spain and Mexican medicinal botany in cardiology.

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    de Micheli-Serra, Alfredo Alessandro; Izaguirre-Ávila, Raúl

    2014-01-01

    Towards the middle of the XVI century, the empirical physician Martín de la Cruz, in New Spain, compiled a catalogue of the local medicinal herbs and plants, which was translated into Latin by Juan Badiano, professor at the Franciscan college of Tlatelolco. On his side, Dr. Francisco Hernández, the royal physician (protomédico) from 1571 until 1577, performed a systematic study of the flora and fauna in this period. His notes and designs were not published at that time, but two epitomes of Hernández' works appeared, respectively, in 1615 in Mexico and in 1651 in Rome. During the XVIII century, two Spanish scientific expeditions arrived to these lands. They were led, respectively, by the Spanish naturalist Martín Sessé and the Italian seaman, Alessandro Malaspina di Mulazzo, dependent from the Spanish Government. These expeditions collected and carried rich scientific material to Spain. At the end of that century, the Franciscan friar Juan Navarro depicted and described several Mexican medicinal plants in the fifth volume of his botanic work. In the last years of the colonial period, the fundamental works of Humboldt and Bonpland on the geographic distribution of the American plants were published. In the modern age, the first research about the Mexican medicinal botany was performed in the laboratory of the Instituto Médico Nacional [National Medical Institute] under the leadership of Dr. Fernando Altamirano, who started pharmacological studies in this country. Later, trials of cardiovascular pharmacology were performed in the small laboratories of the cardiological unit at the General Hospital of Mexico City, on Dr. Ignacio Chávez' initiative. The Mexican botanical-pharmacological tradition persists alive and vigorous at the Instituto Nacional de Cardiología and other scientific institutions of the country.

  4. Effects of the Teacher's Background on Teaching and Students' Achievement in Botany and Zoology

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    Tamir, P.

    1976-01-01

    The relationship of certain teacher background variables to their attitudes priorities, expectations, and instructional practices regarding botany and zoology was investigated. Teachers were grouped into three categories: botanists, zoologists, and neutrals; the academic achievement of the students of the teachers in the three categories was…

  5. Projects Funded by the Division of Botany (NSFC) in 2005: Retrospect and Prospect

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    Ming-Zhang WEN; Yue CHEN; Qin-Li WANG; Sheng-Ming DU

    2005-01-01

    The present paper briefly introduces information about proposals received and funded, statistics and analysis of evaluation of peer review, and supporting strategies and reforms in program reviewing and administration in the Division of Botany at the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) in 2005. A list of general programs and the abstract of key programs funded by this Division in 2005 are also provided.

  6. The role of forensic botany in crime scene investigation: case report and review of literature.

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    Aquila, Isabella; Ausania, Francesco; Di Nunzio, Ciro; Serra, Arianna; Boca, Silvia; Capelli, Arnaldo; Magni, Paola; Ricci, Pietrantonio

    2014-05-01

    Management of a crime is the process of ensuring accurate and effective collection and preservation of physical evidence. Forensic botany can provide significant supporting evidences during criminal investigations. The aim of this study is to demonstrate the importance of forensic botany in the crime scene. We reported a case of a woman affected by dementia who had disappeared from nursing care and was found dead near the banks of a river that flowed under a railroad. Two possible ways of access to crime scene were identified and denominated "Path A" and "Path B." Both types of soil and plants were identified. Botanical survey was performed. Some samples of Xanthium Orientalis subsp. Italicum were identified. The fall of woman resulted in external injuries and vertebral fracture at autopsy. The botanical evidence is important when crime scene and autopsy findings are not sufficient to define the dynamics and the modality of death.

  7. One hundred and twenty-five years of the Annals of Botany. Part 2: the years 1937 to 2012.

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    Jackson, Michael B

    2016-12-01

    Annals of Botany is a peer-reviewed plant biology journal. It was started in 1887, making it the oldest continuously published plant science title. A previous article [Jackson MB. 2015. One hundred and twenty-five years of the Annals of Botany Part 1: the first 50 years (1887-1936). Annals of Botany 115: : 1-18] summarized events leading to its founding, highlighted the individuals involved and examined the Journal's achievements and management practices over the first 50 years to 1937. This second article covers the next 75 years. The account draws principally on the Journal's own records, minute books, financial accounts, original letters and notes held by the Annals of Botany Company, the Journal's owners and managers. In 1937, its 51st year, the Journal was re-launched as Annals of Botany New Series and its volume numbers were reset to No. I. The present article evaluates the evolution of the New Series up to 2012, Annals of Botany's 125th anniversary year. The period includes a 2-year run-up to World War II, six war years and their immediate aftermath, and then on through increasingly competitive times. The ebb and flow of the Journal's fortunes are set against a roll-call of the often highly distinguished scientists who managed and edited the Journal. The article also examines an internal crisis in the 1980s that radically altered the Journal's organization in ways that were, ultimately, to its benefit. The narrative is set against changes to economic conditions in Great Britain over the period, to the evolving nature and geographical distribution of much experimental plant science and to the digital revolution that, from the late 20th century, transformed the workings of Annals of Botany and of scientific publishing more generally. © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Annals of Botany Company. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  8. [Recent advances of amplified fragment length polymorphism and its applications in forensic botany].

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    Li, Cheng-Tao; Li, Li

    2008-10-01

    Amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) is a new molecular marker to detect genomic polymorphism. This new technology has advantages of high resolution, good stability, and reproducibility. Great achievements have been derived in recent years in AFLP related technologies with several AFLP expanded methodologies available. AFLP technology has been widely used in the fields of plant, animal, and microbes. It has become one of the hotspots in Forensic Botany. This review focuses on the recent advances of AFLP and its applications in forensic biology.

  9. Arabic plant names and botany in Arabic civilisation. The contribution of Peter Forsskål (1732-1763) and others

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    Provencal, Philippe

    2012-01-01

    A presentation of the state of Botany in the Classical Arabic Civilisation and of some of the main contributors to our knowledge in this field, especially Peter Forsskål.......A presentation of the state of Botany in the Classical Arabic Civilisation and of some of the main contributors to our knowledge in this field, especially Peter Forsskål....

  10. Botany Facility. Thermal Control (TC) subsystem test report on experiment container of laboratory model and breadboard centrifuge

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    Fischer, W.

    1986-11-01

    The Botany Facility TC (Thermal Control or Thermocouple) subsystem was tested in the environmental laboratory. All data could be generated within the required accuracy and to the required extent. The TC-subsystems of the Laboratory Model and Experiment Container and Centrifuge were successfully tested.

  11. Forensic botany: using plant evidence to aid in forensic death investigation.

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    Miller Coyle, Heather; Lee, Cheng-Lung; Lin, Wen-Yu; Lee, Henry C; Palmbach, Timothy M

    2005-08-01

    Forensic botany is still an under-utilized resource in forensic casework, although it has been used on occasion. It is an area of specialty science that could include traditional botanical classification of species, DNA, or materials evidence (trace and transfer evidence), crime mapping or geo-sourcing, all dependent on the specific case application under consideration. Critical to the evaluation of plant evidence is careful collection, documentation, and preservation for later scientific analysis. This article reviews proper procedures and recent cases where botanical evidence played a role in establishing either manner or time of death. Plant evidence can be useful for determining if a death was due to an accident, suicide, or homicide, or what time of year burial may have taken place. In addition, plant evidence can be used to determine if a crime scene is a primary or secondary scene and to locate missing bodies.

  12. Improving Performance in Constructing specific Web Directory using Focused Crawler: An Experiment on Botany Domain

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    Khalilian, Madjid; Boroujeni, Farsad Zamani; Mustapha, Norwati

    Nowadays the growth of the web causes some difficulties to search and browse useful information especially in specific domains. However, some portion of the web remains largely underdeveloped, as shown in lack of high quality contents. An example is the botany specific web directory, in which lack of well-structured web directories have limited user's ability to browse required information. In this research we propose an improved framework for constructing a specific web directory. In this framework we use an anchor directory as a foundation for primary web directory. This web directory is completed by information which is gathered with automatic component and filtered by experts. We conduct an experiment for evaluating effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction.

  13. Uji Kemampuan Insektisida Botanis Ekstrak Daun Gambir terhadap Hama (Plutella Xylostella. l

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    Herwita Idris

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Upaya pengendalian hama Plutella xylostella. L (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae terutama pada tanaman kubis umumnya dilakukan dengan insektisida sintetik, namun hal diatas dinilai kurang bijaksana karena, biasanya  terjadi penumpukan residu pestisida yang sangat tinggi sehingga kurang baik untuk kesehatan. Dalam masalah ini perlu dilakukan upaya pengendalian yang lebih bijaksana seperti pemakaian insektisida botanis.Gambir (Uncaria gambir, Roxb merupakan salah satu tanaman sumber bahan pestisida botanis yang sangat potensial, karena getah daun gambir  mengandung alkaloid berupa senyawa kimia seperti catechin, tannin catecu (tannin/tannat, querchitin, flouresin dan beberapa senyawa lainnya, dimana  senyawa katechin, tannin dan querchitin  bersifat anti mikrobial dan anti oksidan. Sehubungan dengan itu telah dilakukan penelitian tentang uji kemampuan beberapa konsentrasi ekstrak daun gambir terhadap serangga  Plutella xylostella, L di Kebun Percobaan Laing Solok mulai bulan November 2011 sampai bulan Maret 2012. Penelitian memakai rancangan acak lengkap dengan 7 perlakuan dan 4 ulangan, masing-masing perlakuan adalah ekstrak daun gambir konsentrasi 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 7500 ppm dan tanpa ekstrak (0 ppm sebagai kontrol. Parameter pengamatan meliputi tingkat kematian  dan volume makan larva, serta panjang siklus hidup.Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa ekstrak daun gambir memiliki sifat insektisidal yang baik sehingga mampu mempengaruhi sifat fisiologis serta horman dari serangga Plutella xylostella. L. Dalam konsentrasi 5000 ppm dan 7500 ppm bahan ini dapat menyebabkan kematian terhadap larva instar (II, III dan  IV sebesar sebesar (60,70%, 58,70%, 55,06% dan (71,48%, 61,20%, 56,80%. Kedua konsentrasi juga mampu  menekan volume makan sebesar (27,16%, 79,19%, 12,73% dan (30,77%, 84,36%, 26,49%. Serta dapat memperpanjang siklus hidup (13,96-17,49 hari.Kata kunci: Plutella xylostella . L,  aspek biologis, Uncaria gambir,Roxb, insektisida

  14. Importance of the Hungarian phytosociological school established at the University of Debrecen in development of current field botany.

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    Borhidi, A; Salamon-Albert, Eva

    2010-01-01

    The paper gives a short panoramic historical survey about the main activities of the Hungarian phytosociology, their chief protagonists, the fundamental role of professor Rezső Soó in the creation and development of the phytosociological school of Debrecen established by him in the Botanical Department of the University of Debrecen, which is celebrating the 80 anniversary of its existence and has played a determinant role in the Hungarian botany.

  15. Capsicum production, technology, chemistry, and quality. Part 1: History, botany, cultivation, and primary processing.

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    Govindarajan, V S

    1985-01-01

    The genus Capsicum (Fam. Solanaceae) was known to ancient cultures and was more recently historically associated with the discovery of the New World. This genus provides many species and varieties used in flavoring foods popular in the cuisines of many parts of the world. From the pungent chilli to the colorful paprika and the bell pepper, with its remarkable aroma, the genus is of great interest for its chemistry, sensory attributes, and physiological action. The Capsicums, among the spices, are second only to black pepper in trade both in volume and value. The production of the different pungency forms, the processed seasonings, and the concentrated oleoresins, through technologically advanced processes and in specified standard grades, are critically reviewed. The pungency of Capsicum fruits, its evaluation, chemical structure relationship, its increasing acceptance and preference by a variety of populations are of great research interest. The wide traditional use in the growing regions and its intense physiological effects have attracted the attention of researchers of many different disciplines. These aspects are reviewed in four sequential parts. Part I deals with history, botany, cultivation, and primary processing.

  16. Forensic botany: species identification of botanical trace evidence using a multigene barcoding approach.

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    Ferri, Gianmarco; Alù, Milena; Corradini, Beatrice; Beduschi, Giovanni

    2009-09-01

    Forensic botany can provide significant supporting evidence during criminal investigations. However, it is still an underutilized field of investigation with its most common application limited to identifying specific as well as suspected illegal plants. The ubiquitous presence of plant species can be useful in forensics, but the absence of an accurate identification system remains the major obstacle to the present inability to routinely and correctly identify trace botanical evidence. Many plant materials cannot be identified and differentiated to the species level by traditional morphological characteristics when botanical specimens are degraded and lack physical features. By taking advantage of a universal barcode system, DNA sequencing, and other biomolecular techniques used routinely in forensic investigations, two chloroplast DNA regions were evaluated for their use as "barcoding" markers for plant identification in the field of forensics. We therefore investigated the forensic use of two non-coding plastid regions, psbA-trnH and trnL-trnF, to create a multimarker system for species identification that could be useful throughout the plant kingdom. The sequences from 63 plants belonging to our local flora were submitted and registered on the GenBank database. Sequence comparison to set up the level of identification (species, genus, or family) through Blast algorithms allowed us to assess the suitability of this method. The results confirmed the effectiveness of our botanic universal multimarker assay in forensic investigations.

  17. Forensic botany as a useful tool in the crime scene: Report of a case.

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    Margiotta, Gabriele; Bacaro, Giovanni; Carnevali, Eugenia; Severini, Simona; Bacci, Mauro; Gabbrielli, Mario

    2015-08-01

    The ubiquitous presence of plant species makes forensic botany useful for many criminal cases. Particularly, bryophytes are useful for forensic investigations because many of them are clonal and largely distributed. Bryophyte shoots can easily become attached to shoes and clothes and it is possible to be found on footwear, providing links between crime scene and individuals. We report a case of suicide of a young girl happened in Siena, Tuscany, Italia. The cause of traumatic injuries could be ascribed to suicide, to homicide, or to accident. In absence of eyewitnesses who could testify the dynamics of the event, the crime scene investigation was fundamental to clarify the accident. During the scene analysis, some fragments of Tortula muralis Hedw. and Bryum capillare Hedw were found. The fragments were analyzed by a bryologists in order to compare them with the moss present on the stairs that the victim used immediately before the death. The analysis of these bryophytes found at the crime scene allowed to reconstruct the accident. Even if this evidence, of course, is circumstantial, it can be useful in forensic cases, together with the other evidences, to reconstruct the dynamics of events.

  18. The plant breeding industry after pure line theory: Lessons from the National Institute of Agricultural Botany.

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    Berry, Dominic

    2014-06-01

    In the early twentieth century, Wilhelm Johannsen proposed his pure line theory and the genotype/phenotype distinction, work that is prized as one of the most important founding contributions to genetics and Mendelian plant breeding. Most historians have already concluded that pure line theory did not change breeding practices directly. Instead, breeding became more orderly as a consequence of pure line theory, which structured breeding programmes and eliminated external heritable influences. This incremental change then explains how and why the large multi-national seed companies that we know today were created; pure lines invited standardisation and economies of scale that the latter were designed to exploit. Rather than focus on breeding practice, this paper examines the plant varietal market itself. It focusses upon work conducted by the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) during the interwar years, and in doing so demonstrates that, on the contrary, the pure line was actually only partially accepted by the industry. Moreover, claims that contradicted the logic of the pure line were not merely tolerated by the agricultural geneticists affiliated with NIAB, but were acknowledged and legitimised by them. The history of how and why the plant breeding industry was transformed remains to be written.

  19. A Review of the Botany, Phytochemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology of Rubiae Radix et Rhizoma

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    Full Text Available Rubia cordifolia Linn (Rubiaceae is a climbing perennial herbal plant, which is widely distributed in China and India. Its root and rhizome, Rubiae Radix et Rhizoma (called Qiancao in China and Indian madder in India, is a well known phytomedicine used for hematemesis, epistaxis, flooding, spotting, traumatic bleeding, amenorrhea caused by obstruction, joint impediment pain, swelling and pain caused by injuries from falls. In addition, it is a kind of pigment utilized as a food additive and a dye for wool or fiber. This review mainly concentrates on studies of the botany, phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology of this Traditional Chinese Medicine. The phytochemical evidences indicated that over a hundred chemical components have been found and isolated from the medicine, such as anthraquinones, naphthoquinones, triterpenoids, cyclic hexapeptides and others. These components are considered responsible for the various bioactivities of the herbal drug, including anti-oxidation, anti-inflammation, immunomodulation, antitumor, effects on coagulation-fibrinolysis system, neuroprotection and other effects. Additionally, based on these existing results, we also propose some interesting future research directions. Consequently, this review should help us to more comprehensively understand and to more fully utilize the herbal medicine Rubiae Radix et Rhizoma.

  20. One hundred and twenty-five years of the Annals of Botany. Part 1: the first 50 years (1887-1936).

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    Jackson, Michael B

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    The Annals of Botany is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing papers on a wide range of topics in plant biology. It first appeared in 1887, making it the oldest continuously published botanical title. The present article gives a historical account of events leading to the founding of the Journal and of its development over the first 50 years. Much of the content is drawn from the Journal's own records and from extensive Minutes, financial accounts, personal letters and notes relating to the Annals of Botany that were repatriated from University College, University of London in 1999. Documents held at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and at the Oxford University Press Museum were also consulted. Emphasis is placed on the individuals who instigated, edited and managed the Annals of Botany up to 1937, especially the nine founding members of the Journal and the background that brought them together and motivated them to start the Annals of Botany. A falling out between two of the founders in 1899 is highlighted since not only did this threaten the Journal's future but also gives much insight into the personalities of those most closely involved in the Journal during its formative years. The article also examines the way the Journal was funded and how it dealt with its publisher (the University of Oxford's Clarendon Press), turned itself into a registered company (the Annals of Botany Company) and coped with the travails of the First World War, currency inflation and the Great Depression. Plans to re-start the Journal as a New Series, beginning in 1937, are discussed in the context of the competition the Annals of Botany then faced from younger journals. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Annals of Botany Company. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  1. A molecular identification system for grasses: a novel technology for forensic botany.

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    Ward, J; Peakall, R; Gilmore, S R; Robertson, J

    2005-09-10

    Our present inability to rapidly, accurately and cost-effectively identify trace botanical evidence remains the major impediment to the routine application of forensic botany. Grasses are amongst the most likely plant species encountered as forensic trace evidence and have the potential to provide links between crime scenes and individuals or other vital crime scene information. We are designing a molecular DNA-based identification system for grasses consisting of several PCR assays that, like a traditional morphological taxonomic key, provide criteria that progressively identify an unknown grass sample to a given taxonomic rank. In a prior study of DNA sequences across 20 phylogenetically representative grass species, we identified a series of potentially informative indels in the grass mitochondrial genome. In this study we designed and tested five PCR assays spanning these indels and assessed the feasibility of these assays to aid identification of unknown grass samples. We confirmed that for our control set of 20 samples, on which the design of the PCR assays was based, the five primer combinations produced the expected results. Using these PCR assays in a 'blind test', we were able to identify 25 unknown grass samples with some restrictions. Species belonging to genera represented in our control set were all correctly identified to genus with one exception. Similarly, genera belonging to tribes in the control set were correctly identified to the tribal level. Finally, for those samples for which neither the tribal or genus specific PCR assays were designed, we could confidently exclude these samples from belonging to certain tribes and genera. The results confirmed the utility of the PCR assays and the feasibility of developing a robust full-scale usable grass identification system for forensic purposes.

  2. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE HISTORY OF BOTANY AND EXPLORATION IN MALAYSIA—7

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    H. C. D. DE WIT

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Barchewitz reached the islet of Leti, in the southwestern Moluccas, on September 2, 1714; he returned to Europe in September 1720, having represented the East India Company on Leti for six years. Like so many of his contemporaries he wrote a book on his life's adventures. This work appeared in 1730 and proved a success. A second, slightly enlarged, edition followed in 1751, entitled "Neu-vermehrte Ost-Indianische Reise- Beschreibung." Barchewitz is the earliest author on the natural history of Leti and -he paid attention to a number of plants. The present note is mainly a survey of the botany contained in his book. Ernst Christoph Barchewitz was born at the close of the 17th century at Grosz-Sommerda near Erfurt. He was bound apprentice to a tawer at Erfurt but soon preferred to travel ("Wanderschaft" with his brother to Holland. He visited the larger towns, learned at the Hague the art of dressing and the barber's craft, and became the valet de chambre of the Imperial Ambassador, Baron von Heems, whom he accompanied to Austria and the southern Netherlands. He ended his service at Delft Where he enlisted with the East India Company. As a soldier he embarked at Hellevoetsluis on the "Voorburg," sailing April 1, 1711. The treatment on board he judged to be fair; his only objection was that he had to drink water whereas wine would have seemed very suitable. After a stay at Batavia (December 20, 1711 till January 29, 1712, he was garrisoned on Banda, where he remained till August 15, 1714. He left when he was appointed Corporal of Leti. The following pertains to the second edition of Barchewitz's book, the pages referred to are cited between brackets. All quotations have been translated.

  3. Forensic botany II, DNA barcode for land plants: Which markers after the international agreement?

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    Ferri, G; Corradini, B; Ferrari, F; Santunione, A L; Palazzoli, F; Alu', M

    2015-03-01

    forensic botany. Based on obtained results, we recommend the adoption of a two-locus combination with rbcL+trnH-psbA plastid markers, which currently best satisfies forensic needs for botanical species identification.

  4. Economic botany collections: A source of material evidence for exploring historical changes in Chinese medicinal materials.

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    Brand, Eric; Leon, Christine; Nesbitt, Mark; Guo, Ping; Huang, Ran; Chen, Hubiao; Liang, Li; Zhao, Zhongzhen

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    Many Chinese medicinal materials (CMMs) have changed over centuries of use, particularly in terms of their botanical identity and processing methods. In some cases, these changes have important implications for safety and efficacy in modern clinical practice. As most previous research has focused on clarifying the evolution of CMMs by analyzing traditional Chinese materia medica ("bencao") literature, assessments of historical collections are needed to validate these conclusions with material evidence. Historical collections of Chinese medicines reveal the market materials in circulation at a given moment in time, and represent an underexploited resource for analyzing the evolution of Chinese herbal medicines. This study compares specimens from a rare collection of CMMs from the 1920s with contemporary market materials; by highlighting examples of changes in botanical identity and processing that remain relevant for safe clinical practice in the modern era, this work aims to stimulate further research into previously unexplored historical collections of Chinese medicines. 620 specimens of CMMs that were collected from Chinese pharmacies in the Malay peninsula in the 1920s were examined macroscopically and compared with current pharmacopoeia specifications and authentic contemporary samples. These historical specimens, which are stored in the UK in the Economic Botany Collections (EBC) of Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, were morphologically examined, photographed, and compared to authentic CMMs stored at the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Chinese Medicines Center at Hong Kong Baptist University, as well as authentic herbarium-vouchered specimens from the Leon Collection (LC) at the Kew EBC. Case studies were selected to illustrate examples of historical changes in botanical identity, used plant parts, and processing methods. This investigation confirmed that confusion due to shared common names and regional variations in the botanical identity of certain CMMs has been a

  5. One hundred and twenty-five years of the Annals of Botany. Part 1: the first 50 years (1887–1936)

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    Jackson, Michael B.

    2015-01-01

    Background The Annals of Botany is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing papers on a wide range of topics in plant biology. It first appeared in 1887, making it the oldest continuously published botanical title. The present article gives a historical account of events leading to the founding of the Journal and of its development over the first 50 years. Sources of Information Much of the content is drawn from the Journal’s own records and from extensive Minutes, financial accounts, personal letters and notes relating to the Annals of Botany that were repatriated from University College, University of London in 1999. Documents held at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and at the Oxford University Press Museum were also consulted. Content Emphasis is placed on the individuals who instigated, edited and managed the Annals of Botany up to 1937, especially the nine founding members of the Journal and the background that brought them together and motivated them to start the Annals of Botany. A falling out between two of the founders in 1899 is highlighted since not only did this threaten the Journal’s future but also gives much insight into the personalities of those most closely involved in the Journal during its formative years. The article also examines the way the Journal was funded and how it dealt with its publisher (the University of Oxford’s Clarendon Press), turned itself into a registered company (the Annals of Botany Company) and coped with the travails of the First World War, currency inflation and the Great Depression. Plans to re-start the Journal as a New Series, beginning in 1937, are discussed in the context of the competition the Annals of Botany then faced from younger journals. PMID:25561090

  6. Malthus and the Philanthropists, 1764–1859: The Cultural Circulation of Political Economy, Botany, and Natural Knowledge

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    Full Text Available Modernity does not possess a monopoly on mass incarceration, population fears, forced migration, famine, or climatic change. Indeed, contemporary and early modern concerns over these matters have extended interests in Thomas Malthus. Yet, despite extensive research on population issues, little work explicates the genesis of population knowledge production or how the process of intellectual transfer occurred during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This paper examines the Delessert network’s instrumental role in cultivating, curating, and circulating knowledge that popularized Malthusian population theory, including the theory’s constitutive elements of political economy, philanthropy, industry, agriculture, and botany. I show how deviant, nonconformist groups suffered forced migration for their political philosophy, particularly during the revolutionary 1790s, resulting in their imprisonment and migration to America. A consequence of these social shifts was the diffusion and dissemination of population theory—as a pursuit of scientific knowledge and exploration—across both sides of the Atlantic. By focusing on the Delesserts and their social network, I find that a byproduct of inter and intra continental migration among European elites was a knowledge exchange that stimulated Malthus’s thesis on population and Genevan Augustin Pyramus Candolle’s research on botany, ultimately culminating in Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection and human evolution.

  7. Saussurea involucrata: A review of the botany, phytochemistry and ethnopharmacology of a rare traditional herbal medicine.

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    Chik, Wai-I; Zhu, Lin; Fan, Lan-Lan; Yi, Tao; Zhu, Guo-Yuan; Gou, Xiao-Jun; Tang, Yi-Na; Xu, Jun; Yeung, Wing-Ping; Zhao, Zhong-Zhen; Yu, Zhi-Ling; Chen, Hu-Biao

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    Saussurea involucrata Matsum. & Koidz. is an endangered species of the Asteraceae family, growing in the high mountains of central Asia. It has been, and is, widely used in traditional Uyghur, Mongolian and Kazakhstan medicine as well as in Traditional Chinese Medicine as Tianshan Snow Lotus (Chinese: ). In traditional medical theory, S. involucrata can promote blood circulation, thereby alleviating all symptoms associated with poor circulation. It also reputedly eliminates cold and dampness from the body, diminishes inflammation, invigorates, and strengthens Yin and Yang. It has long been used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, cough with cold, stomach ache, dysmenorrhea, and altitude sickness in Uyghur and Chinese medicine. To comprehensively summarize the miscellaneous research that has been done regarding the botany, ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, biological activity, and toxicology of S. involucrata. An extensive review of the literature was carried out. Apart from different electronic databases including SciFinder, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), ScienceDirect that were sourced for information, abstracts, full-text articles and books written in English and Chinese, including those traditional records tracing back to the Qing Dynasty. Pharmacopoeia of China and other local herbal records in Uighur, Mongolian and Kazakhstan ethnomedicines were investigated and compared for pertinent information. The phytochemistry of S. involucrata has been comprehensively investigated. More than 70 compounds have been isolated and identified; they include phenylpropanoids, flavonoids, coumarins, lignans, sesquiterpenes, steroids, ceramides, polysaccharides. Scientific studies on the biological activity of S. involucrata are equally numerous. The herb has been shown to have anti-neoplastic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-oxidative, anti-fatigue, anti-aging, anti-hypoxic, neuroprotective and immunomodulating effects. Many have shown correlations to the

  8. Traditional uses, botany, phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology of Panax notoginseng (Burk.) F.H. Chen: A review.

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    Wang, Ting; Guo, Rixin; Zhou, Guohong; Zhou, Xidan; Kou, Zhenzhen; Sui, Feng; Li, Chun; Tang, Liying; Wang, Zhuju

    2016-07-21

    Panax notoginseng (Burk.) F.H. Chen is a widely used traditional Chinese medicine known as Sanqi or Tianqi in China. This plant, which is distributed primarily in the southwest of China, has wide-ranging pharmacological effects and can be used to treat cardiovascular diseases, pain, inflammation and trauma as well as internal and external bleeding due to injury. This paper provides up-to-date information on investigations of this plant, including its botany, ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology. The possible uses and perspectives for future investigation of this plant are also discussed. The relevant information on Panax notoginseng (Burk.) F.H. Chen was collected from numerous resources, including classic books about Chinese herbal medicine, and scientific databases, including Pubmed, SciFinder, ACS, Ebsco, Elsevier, Taylor, Wiley and CNKI. More than 200 chemical compounds have been isolated from Panax notoginseng (Burk.) F.H. Chen, including saponins, flavonoids and cyclopeptides. The plant has pharmacological effects on the cardiovascular system, immune system as well as anti-inflammatory, anti-atherosclerotic, haemostatic and anti-tumour activities, etc. Panax notoginseng is a valuable traditional Chinese medical herb with multiple pharmacological effects. This review summarizes the botany, ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology of P. notoginseng, and presents the constituents and their corresponding chemical structures found in P. notoginseng comprehensively for the first time. Future research into its phytochemistry of bio-active components should be performed by using bioactivity-guided isolation strategies. Further work on elucidation of the structure-function relationship among saponins, understanding of multi-target network pharmacology of P. notoginseng, as well as developing its new clinical usage and comprehensive utilize will enhance the therapeutic potentials of P. notoginseng. Copyright © 2016

  9. Filadelfia y la botánica en Norteamérica Philadelphia and the Botany in North America

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    Alina Freire-Fierro

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    Full Text Available El establecimiento y el desarrollo de la investigación botánica en Norteamérica se inician con la fundación de tres instituciones de Filadelfia, la American Philosophical Society en 1743, el Departamento de Botánica de la Universidad de Pennsylvania en 1768 y la Academia de Ciencias Naturales (PH en 1812. Algunos de los botánicos más influyentes durante los últimos cuatro siglos y en particular durante los siglos XVIII y XIX, vivieron en Filadelfia, entre ellos William Bartram (1699-1777, fundador del primer jardín botánico de Norteamérica, Benjamin Smith Barton (1766-1815, escritor del primer libro de texto de botánica en Estados Unidos y posiblemente en toda América, Federico Pursh (1774-1820, autor de una de las floras norteamericanas más completas del siglo XIX, Thomas Nuttall (1786-1859, autor de la primera flora norteamericana a nivel continental y Lewis David von Schweinitz (1780-1834, ampliamente reconocido como el padre de la micología norteamericana. Aunque la botánica alcanzó su cenit en Filadelfia durante el siglo XIX, continúa hoy contribuyendo al desarrollo de la botánica, gracias al aporte de muchas instituciones. El Herbario PH con sus más de 1,4 millones de especímenes y con la proporción más alta de tipos/totalidad de especímenes de todos los herbarios en los Estados Unidos, continúa siendo una fuente importante para estudios sistemáticos, no solo de taxones norteamericanos, sino también de otras regiones del mundo.The establishment and development of botanical research in North America began with the foundation of three Philadelphian institutions: The American Philosophical Society in 1743, the Botany Department at University of Pennsylvania in 1768 and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia in 1812. Some of the most influential botanists of the last four centuries, and in particular, the 18th and 19th centuries lived in Philadelphia, including William Bartram (1699-1777, founder of the

  10. Temperature profile and other data collected from XBT casts in South Pacific Ocean from BOTANY BAY and other platforms from 24 January 1991 to 20 November 1991 (NODC Accession 9400208)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Temperature profile and other data were collected using XBT casts from BOTANY BAY and other platforms in South Pacific Ocean. Data were collected from 24 January...

  11. The plant ecology of Amchita Island, Alaska: Report on a research contract between the Department of Botany, the University of Tennessee and Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus Laboratories for the period 1 August 1967 through 30 June 1968

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The Department of Botany of The University of Tennessee is conducting a study of the plant ecology of Amchitka Island, Alaska, as a subcontractor for Battelle...

  12. Application of LPC Didactics in Botany Teaching%LPC教学法在植物学教学中的应用

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    程金凤; 易华; 苗芳; 姜在民

    2013-01-01

    This paper summarizes the experience of LPC (Lecture, Presentation and Comments) didactics in botany teaching. In this paper, the author firstly analyzes the characteristics of LPC di-dactics, and then introduces the application of LPC didactics in botany teaching, finally gets some experience from the teaching practice.%本文主要是作者在植物学教学实践中开展LPC教学法的经验总结,论述了LPC教学法的特点,介绍了LPC教学法在植物学教学中的应用,最后得出开展LPC教学法的一些体会。

  13. 药用植物学实习之教学方法的思考%Reflections on Teaching Methods of Practice of Medicinal Botany

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    2014-01-01

    文章对我国各有关院校在药用植物学实习中所用的教学方法,指出其不足,并针对性的提出新的教学方法。%This thesis points out the shortcoming in the teaching methods used in the field practice course of Pharmaceutical Botany, and puts forward new teaching method.

  14. Exploration and Practice on Experimental Teaching of Pharmaceutical Botany%药用植物学实验教学探索与实践

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    孙亚昕; 谷巍; 巢建国; 李琳; 陈燕

    2016-01-01

    药用植物学是一门实践性较强的学科,实验教学是课程教学过程中不可或缺的重要一环。针对南京中医药大学翰林学院药用植物学实验教学中现存的问题和不足,文章从优化实验内容,增设自主设计性开放实验,多元化教学模式,注重理论和实践相结合,建立实践考核体系等方面进行探索与实践,以期提高实验教学质量,强化学生基本操作技能,培养学生独立思考和创新思维能力,全面提升学生的综合素质。%Pharmaceutical botany is a discipline of strong practicality, so the experimental teaching is an indispensable part in the teaching content of pharmaceutical botany. Aiming at the existing problems and insufficiency of pharmaceutical botany experimental teaching, the study takes some explorations and practices in optimizing experiment contents, setting up comprehensive and open experiments; diversifying teaching modes, paying attention to the combination of theories and practices, establishing practical appraisal system and practice to improve the quality of experiment teaching, strengthening students ’ basic skills, training students ’ ability of independent thinking and innovation thinking ability, finally improve our students ’ comprehensive quality.

  15. Botany in children's literature: A content analysis of plant-centered children's picture books that have a plot and characters

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    Goins, Sheila Lewis

    This content analysis study examined 36 plant-centered children's science picture books that have a plot and characters published from 1950 to present. Botanical subject matter and learning opportunities offered by these books were analyzed, along with the range and frequency of the National Science Education Standards-consistent and age-appropriate plant science concepts and principles. The science graphics, artistic innovations, and story plot of these books were also examined. Rubrics and research-based recommendations were developed to offer parents, teachers, and librarians assistance in identifying, evaluating, and using such books to help children of ages 4--8 learn about plants and enjoy plant science. This genre of children's literature was identified and selected primarily through extensive research at four major, nationally recognized children's literature collections: The Kerlan Collection, The de Grummond Collection, The Center for Children's Books, and The Central Children's Room at the Donnell Library. This study determined that there was a substantial increase in the number of books written in this genre of children's literature from 1990 to 2000. Botanical subject-matter knowledge and learning opportunities offered by these books include biodiversity of plants; characteristics of plants; life cycles of plants; economic botany, ecology, and ethnobotany. The range and frequency of National Standards-consistent and age-appropriate plant science concepts and principles identified within these books, in part, though not exclusively, included the emergent categories of the process of photosynthesis; basic needs of plants; plant structures; external signals affecting plant growth; environmental stress to plants; biodiversity of plants; plants as animal habitats; and common uses of plants. With regard to plant science graphics, 13 books were identified as presenting some type of science graphic, beyond simple illustrations. The most frequently used

  16. Reform and Practice on Teaching System of Botany in Higher Vocational College%高职园林专业植物学教学体系的改革与实践

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    吴红; 高克利; 曲良谱; 汤庚国

    2012-01-01

    Botany was an important specialized course of landscape architecture and had strong theoreticalness and practicalness. In the paper, how to innovate the didactical content, the didactical means and the assessing standard of examination during the teaching of botany were discussed, which will be helpful to provide the new idea for innovating the teaching of botany.%植物学是园林专业一门重要的专业核心课,具有较强的理论性和实践性,在园林专业培养体系中起着承前启后的作用。从教学内容、教学手段、成绩考核标准和教学方法等方面进行了探讨,为高职植物学教学改革提供了新思路。

  17. Progress in Malesian botany

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    Aponogetonaceae. Revised for Indo-China by Mr. H.W.E. van Bruggen (Heemskerk, Netherlands, associated with the Rijksherbarium). Araliaceae. For Malesia, all that is not Schefflera (of which Dr. D.G. Frodin, Port Moresby, is taking care) is under revision with Professor W.R. Philipson (Christchurch).

  18. Progress in Malesian botany

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    Anacardiaceae. Dr. Ding Hou of the Rijksherbarium concluded his Flora Malesiana MS. with a revision of Semecarpus, the last and most difficult genus. Apocynaceae. Professor F. Markgraf, Zürich, who finished his revision of Alstonia, will now proceed with Alyxia.

  19. Next Generation Botany

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    Rybczynski, Stephen; Li, Zheng; Hickey, R. James

    2014-01-01

    Civilization simply would not exist without plants, yet their importance is often overlooked. As the nation's ability to respond to the botanical challenges associated with food production, climate change, invasive species, and biodiversity loss continues to decrease (Kramer, Zorn- Arnold, and Havens 2010), educators must discourage this…

  20. Next Generation Botany

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    Rybczynski, Stephen; Li, Zheng; Hickey, R. James

    2014-01-01

    Civilization simply would not exist without plants, yet their importance is often overlooked. As the nation's ability to respond to the botanical challenges associated with food production, climate change, invasive species, and biodiversity loss continues to decrease (Kramer, Zorn- Arnold, and Havens 2010), educators must discourage this…

  1. Application of concept map in pharmaceutical botany instruction%概念图在药用植物学教学中的应用

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    虎艳; 陈建军

    2015-01-01

    Concept map is two-dimensional level representation of concepts,showing the relationship between concepts.Concept map is widely accepted by teachers and students,resulting from its unique features,that is,effectiveness to achieve knowledge objectives,orientation to carry out teaching goal and openness to cultivate abilities.Implementing ways and application strategies of concept map used in pharmaceutical botany instruction and instruction evaluation were discussed in higher vocational colleges,practical effects showing that the application of concept map could improve pharmaceutical botany instruction.%概念图是对概念的二维等级表征形式,显示了概念之间的关系.概念图由于其独有的特性而受到师生的广泛认同,其特性为实现知识目标方面的有效性,落实教学目标方面的导向性,以及培养能力方面的开放性.本文探讨了概念图在高等职业院校药用植物学教学和评价中的实施途径及其应用策略.实践结果表明,概念图在药用植物学教学中的应用可以提高教学效果.

  2. 应用型本科院校植物学实验教学改革探索与实践%Exploration and practice on botany experiment teaching reform in applied undergraduate universities

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    白音; 包英华; 石海英; 闫文龙

    2011-01-01

    Establishing the Cultivation Mode of the Applied-type talent has been a exploration and practice focus in applied undergraduate universities.Botany Experiment is a basic curriculum of biological disciplines in applied undergraduate universities.For the traditional botany experiment mode can not adapt to the current situation of the cultivation of applied-type talent,the teaching contents,assessment way and implementation process of botany experiment is optimized in this paper.The results show that 90 percent of students were satisfied to the botany teaching reform.%建立应用型人才培养模式是应用型本科院校当前探索和实践的焦点.《植物学实验》是应用型本科院校生物科学专业的一门专业基础实验课程.针对传统植物学实验教学模式无法适应培养应用型人才的现状,优化调整了植物学实验教学内容、考核方式以及实施过程等教学环节.问卷调查结果显示,有90.0%以上的学生对植物学实验教学改革措施比较满意.

  3. Virulence of BotaniGard® to Second Instar Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae

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    Bruce L. Parker

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål (BMSB is an exotic invasive insect originating in East Asia, currently causing significant damage to fruits, vegetables and other crops throughout most of the Mid-Atlantic states of the U.S. It also is a nuisance pest, entering homes in the fall in search of suitable overwintering sites. Two formulations of BotaniGard® with a strain of Beauveria bassiana (GHA as the active ingredient were tested against second instar BMSB. Both the wettable powder and the emulsifiable suspension formulations were efficacious at 1 × 107 conidia mL−1, causing 67%–80% mortality 9 days post treatment and 95%–100% after 12 days. The wettable powder formulation was slightly more efficacious.

  4. The role of botany in the development of the Republic of South Africa with special emphasis on the contributions of the Botanical Research Institute

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    D. J. B. Killick

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    Full Text Available Five papers cover different aspects of the contributions to and role of botany in the development of the Republic of South Africa. Two papers sum up the contributions for the non-agricultural and agricultural sectors. The introductory paper by D. J. B. Killick provides a short historical account of the Botanical Research Institute, followed by a discussion of the contributions of the Institute to botany in South Africa through its National Herbarium and identification service as well as researches in taxonomy, plant anatomy, cyto-genetics, ecology, economic botany and data processing. B. de Winter emphasizes the fundamental role of taxonomy and bio-systematics for planning and the optimal use of the natural plant resources. The current support for taxonomy and biosystematics is examined and proposals made for improving progress in the Flora of Southern Africa series. For plant physiology, N. Grobbelaar discusses, firstly, the ways whereby the productivity of a plant species with its characteristic genetic constitution can be raised by determining and modifying for optimal response the effects of environmental factors such as spacing, mineral nutrition, water provision, etc.; and, secondly, usually when the first means has been achieved, of improving plant productivity by altering the genetic constitution of the plant so that it can perform better than its ancestors under the prevailing conditions. After discussing and illustrating the applications and roles of plant ecology, D. Edwards concludes that basic plant ecological research is required, firstly, at the regional level through regional plant ecological studies to supply the essential local knowledge needed by researchers, planners and users of the land; and, secondly, at the more detailed level where knowledge is needed of the processes and factors that govern the behaviour of vegetation so that it can be properly used, managed and manipulated. M. J. Wells discusses the role of economic

  5. The role of botany in the development of the Republic of South Africa with special emphasis on the contributions of the Botanical Research Institute

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    D. J. B. Killick

    1979-12-01

    Full Text Available Five papers cover different aspects of the contributions to and role of botany in the development of the Republic of South Africa. Two papers sum up the contributions for the non-agricultural and agricultural sectors. The introductory paper by D. J. B. Killick provides a short historical account of the Botanical Research Institute, followed by a discussion of the contributions of the Institute to botany in South Africa through its National Herbarium and identification service as well as researches in taxonomy, plant anatomy, cyto-genetics, ecology, economic botany and data processing. B. de Winter emphasizes the fundamental role of taxonomy and bio-systematics for planning and the optimal use of the natural plant resources. The current support for taxonomy and biosystematics is examined and proposals made for improving progress in the Flora of Southern Africa series. For plant physiology, N. Grobbelaar discusses, firstly, the ways whereby the productivity of a plant species with its characteristic genetic constitution can be raised by determining and modifying for optimal response the effects of environmental factors such as spacing, mineral nutrition, water provision, etc.; and, secondly, usually when the first means has been achieved, of improving plant productivity by altering the genetic constitution of the plant so that it can perform better than its ancestors under the prevailing conditions. After discussing and illustrating the applications and roles of plant ecology, D. Edwards concludes that basic plant ecological research is required, firstly, at the regional level through regional plant ecological studies to supply the essential local knowledge needed by researchers, planners and users of the land; and, secondly, at the more detailed level where knowledge is needed of the processes and factors that govern the behaviour of vegetation so that it can be properly used, managed and manipulated. M. J. Wells discusses the role of economic

  6. Exploration of Examination Reform and Cultivation of Student Ability in Pharmaceutical Botany%《药用植物学》考试改革与学生能力培养的探索

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    杜泽乡; 曾建红; 李云秋; 王晓华

    2011-01-01

    为了提高教学质量与培养学生能力,对学生的考核方式进行了改革,充分调动了学生的主观能动性.%In order to improve teaching quality of Pharmaceutical Botany and culture students' ability, the assessment mode for students was reformed, which fully motivate students' subjective activity.

  7. 植物学双语课程立体化教学模式的实践%Practices of stereoscopic teaching mode on bilingual curriculum of botany

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    李大辉; 袁艺

    2016-01-01

    Botany is one traditional subject of biology .Bilingual teaching on botany should be able not only to provide chances for students to practice biological English , but also to activate their motivation to learn plant biology via foreign language .In order to im-prove the quality of bilingual teaching on botany , further promote the innovation abilities of students and their comprehensive under -standing on basic theories in plant biology , a stereoscopic teaching mode , integrated with teaching concepts , teaching contents , and teaching methodology , has been applied to the curriculum of botany .%植物学是一门传统的生物学基础学科。进行植物学双语教学的目标是:不仅提高学生专业英语水平,而且增强他们利用英语进行植物学专业学习的能力。为了提高植物学双语教学质量,培养出具有更扎实基本理论和创新精神、创新能力的专业人才,在教学中按照立体化教学的模式,更新教学理念,拓展教学内容,并结合多样化的教学方法和手段,进行了植物学双语教学的实践。

  8. 植物学知识在鳞翅目昆虫系统学研究中的应用%Application of Botany in Lepidoptera Insect Systematics

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    赵世林; 郝淑莲; 张志伟

    2013-01-01

    The relationships between Lepidoptera insect and plant are various,especially in selection of food and habitat of Lepidoptera to plant,and pollination of Lepidoptera to plant.The application of botany in Lepidoptera systematics was discussed:specimen collection,classification,identification,biology,systematics and coevolution etc.%鳞翅目昆虫与植物间的相互作用是多方面的,其中最重要的是鳞翅目昆虫选择植物做为其食物和栖息场所、鳞翅目成虫为植物传授花粉.分析了植物在鳞翅目系统学研究中的作用.在鳞翅目标本的采集、分类、鉴定和系统发育研究以及协同进化研究工作中,植物学知识都起着不可替代的重要作用.

  9. First systematic plant proteomics workshop in Botany Department, University of Delhi: transferring proteomics knowledge to next-generation researchers and students.

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    Deswal, Renu; Abat, Jasmeet Kaur; Sehrawat, Ankita; Gupta, Ravi; Kashyap, Prakriti; Sharma, Shruti; Sharma, Bhavana; Chaurasia, Satya Prakash; Chanu, Sougrakpam Yaiphabi; Masi, Antonio; Agrawal, Ganesh Kumar; Sarkar, Abhijit; Agrawal, Raj; Dunn, Michael J; Renaut, Jenny; Rakwal, Randeep

    2014-07-01

    International Plant Proteomics Organization (INPPO) outlined ten initiatives to promote plant proteomics in each and every country. With greater emphasis in developing countries, one of those was to "organize workshops at national and international levels to train manpower and exchange information". This third INPPO highlights covers the workshop organized for the very first time in a developing country, India, at the Department of Botany in University of Delhi on December 26-30, 2013 titled - "1(st) Plant Proteomics Workshop / Training Program" under the umbrella of INPPO India-Nepal chapter. Selected 20 participants received on-hand training mainly on gel-based proteomics approach along with manual booklet and parallel lectures on this and associated topics. In house, as well as invited experts drawn from other Universities and Institutes (national and international), delivered talks on different aspects of gel-based and gel-free proteomics. Importance of gel-free proteomics approach, translational proteomics, and INPPO roles were presented and interactively discussed by a group of three invited speakers Drs. Ganesh Kumar Agrawal (Nepal), Randeep Rakwal (Japan), and Antonio Masi (Italy). Given the output of this systematic workshop, it was proposed and thereafter decided to be organized every alternate year; the next workshop will be held in 2015. Furthermore, possibilities on providing advanced training to those students / researchers / teachers with basic knowledge in proteomics theory and experiments at national and international levels were discussed. INPPO is committed to generating next-generation trained manpower in proteomics, and it would only happen by the firm determination of scientists to come forward and do it.

  10. 贡疑多数药用植物学教材给花被等概念下的定义%Questioned the Definition under the Concept of Most Medicinal Botany Textbooks to Perianth

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    汪乐原

    2012-01-01

    Purpose, rvvealed that in the majority of our medicinal botany textbooks to perianth, calyx, corolla, vice calyx, vice Corolla various concepts under the definition of the problems, and propose appropriate definition. The method of access to all teaching materials and taxonomic works, examine all the facts related. Results and conclusions, the majority of our med- icinal botany textbook definition to the concept under, have failed to generalize, take care of all the facts related to while Zhan Yahua Professor edited "medicinal botany" textbook (2nd edition) corresponding definitions modeled, formed in a few places amend the definition of the present paper, can be summed up, take care of related facts.%目的:揭示出在我国大多数药用植物学教材给花被、花萼、花冠、副萼、副花冠诸概念所下的定义中,存在的问题。并提出相应的较完善的定义。方法:查阅相关的所有教材和分类学著作,考察相关的所有事实.结果和结论:我国大多数药用植物学教材给上述诸概念所下的定义,均未能概括、照应相关的所有事实,而以詹亚华教授主编的药用植物学教材(第2版)的相应定义为蓝本,按本论文这样对其中少数地方作出修正后所形成的定义,则能概括、照应相关的所有事实。

  11. Sunflower disease compendium: Sunflower botany

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    The number one challenge for global sunflower production is diseases. Sunflower is the fifth largest oilseed crop grown in temperate and subtropical areas in 72 countries and on every continent, except Antarctica. This has facilitated the spread of diseases globally. Disease control can be by chemic...

  12. 民办高校利用校园植物开展植物学实习的研究%The Research of the Botany Study with the Plants in the Private Higher Learning Institution

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    邢春玉

    2012-01-01

    The botany exercitation is the indispensable key link in the teaching activities of the biology in higher learning institution. Owing to the shortage of the exercitation base in the private higher learning institution, the botany study with the parietal plants has the important meaning. Through the field investigation, collection of specimens and classification and determination, we find the plants in the school yard represent the local plants floristics to some degrees and meet the need of request of the teaching exercitation.%植物学实习是高校生物类专业教学过程中必不可少的实践教学环节。由于民办院校实验实习基地建设不足。因此充分利用校园植物开展植物学实习具有重要意义。通过实地调查、标本采集和分类鉴定,发现校园植物在一定程度上代表当地的植物类型,可以满足植物学教学实习的要求。

  13. The research and practice about field teaching practice of pharmaceutical botany in Chinese medicine specialty%中药学专业药用植物学野外实习研究与实践

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    纪宝玉; 陈随清; 裴莉昕; 董诚明

    2012-01-01

    By the research and practice about pharmaceutical botany curriculum, in combination with the theory teaching and the field practice of experience, this paper has carried out active exploration and effective reform from base construe -tion, organization and implement, assessment, and has felt for pharmaceutical botany of our school to learn the field of sci -entific practice and has achieved remarkable results. The authors also give a more useful study for organization and imple -ment and the assessment system about the field practice.%通过对药用植物学课程体系系统的研究与实践,结合多年理论教学及野外实习经验,具体从实习基地建设、实习过程组织与实施、实习效果考核等方面进行了积极的探索和有效的改革,并摸索出适宜我校药用植物学野外实习的科学模式,取得了显著的效果.笔者同时又对野外实习的组织实施与建立考评体系等方面做了更为有益的探讨.

  14. Exploration and Practice on the Teaching Reform of Botany Field Practice%植物学野外实习教学改革探索与实践

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    张忠华; 胡刚

    2011-01-01

    Aiming at the problems in teaching process of botany field practice,some new reformation measures of botany field practice were put forward,such as updating and optimizing the contents and forms of experiment,improving the teaching methods and means,and perfecting examine modes. It has been proved that application of these new teaching methods can improve the teaching quality in field practices, and also inspire students' interest and initiative in field learning,thus improve their learning and practical abilities.%针对植物学野外实习教学过程中存在的问题,提出了更新优化野外实习的内容和形式,改进教学方法和手段及健全考核形式等教学改革的具体措施.这些教学措施既能够提高野外实习的教学质量,又可以激发学生的学习兴趣和积极性,提高学生的实践能力.

  15. Trend of Development of Plant Science and a Survey of Fund in Division of Botany in the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)%植物学的发展趋势及国家自然科学基金委员会植物学科资助状况

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    温明章; 闫章才; 杜生明

    2004-01-01

    根据植物学的发展趋势和植物学科的特点,对该学科采取的资助策略是"重视前沿领域,扶持弱势学科,关注新的学科生长点";学科资助项目数和经费数逐年增加,2004年投入经费和资助项目数是2001年的2倍;简要介绍了学科遴选项目的原则和2004年度项目申请和资助的情况,提供了2004年度植物学科资助项目一览表.%According to the developing trends of plant science and the traits of the division of botany,"attaching importance to the frontiers in botany, supporting weak subdisciplines, and paying attention to newly growing points" is picked up as the funding strategy of Division of Botany in NSFC. The budget and the number of projects funded have increased year after year in recent four years, and in 2004, the budget and the number of projects funded are twice of that in 2001. The paper presents principle adopted in recommending projects to be funded and briefly introduces the applications as well as a survey of fund. The list of programs funded by Division of Botany in 2004 is provided.

  16. Application of Micro-lecture teaching mode in Pharmaceutical Botany%微课教学模式在药用植物学课程中的应用

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    陆叶; 刘春宇; 吴文倩; 陈晶磊; 陈韶华

    2014-01-01

    To discussion the application of teaching mode of Micro-lecture teaching mode first time in pharmaceu-tical botany,a new method for improve the teaching effect and promote teaching efficiency was established.This study laid an important foundation for training the excellent pharmaceutical talents adapt to the new era and society devel -opment.%首次探讨将微课的教学模式应用在药用植物学的教学中,旨在建立改善该课程教学效果和提高教学效率的新教学方法,为培养适应新时代和社会发展的优秀药学人才奠定重要基础。

  17. 提高《药用植物学》实践教学效果的一些思考%Some Thoughts on Improving Practice Teaching Effect of Pharmaceutical Botany

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    万定荣

    2011-01-01

    本文就如何提高高校《药用植物学》课程的实践教学效果,提出了总体思路.并提出了提高药用植物学实践教学效果的6个方面的具体方法与建议,供有关教学单位及同道参考.%General thought on how to improve practice teaching effect of "pharmaceutical botany" of university was presented, and improved methods and specific suggestions were put forward from six aspects to provide reference for relevant teaching units and the peer.

  18. 乳香基原的本草学、植物学和成分分析研究%Herbalism, botany and components analysis study on original plants of frankincense

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    孙磊; 徐纪民; 金红宇; 田金改; 林瑞超

    2011-01-01

    为理清中药乳香的基原,通过分析本草学、植物学、成分和药理文献并结合气相色谱、高效液相色谱试验,提出中药乳香的原植物至少包括乳香树、纸乳香树和齿叶乳香树,并建议现行标准中两类乳香合并.%In order to clarify original plants of traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) frankincense, a GC method for determination essential oils and a HPLC method for determination boswellic acids were carried out together with analysis of herbalism, botany,components and pharmacology papers of frankincense. It was concluded that original plants of TCM frankincense include at least Boswellia sacra, B. papyrifera and B. serrata.

  19. An Edutainment of Botany and Its Reflection of Science Popularization during the 18th and 19th Centuries%从一款植物学游戏看18、19世纪的科学传播

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    姜虹

    2015-01-01

    ,published at the beginning of the nineteenth century,was an edutainment of botany,which adopted the catechism as a means of science education. The botanical knowledge and illustrations of this edutainment were mainly borrowed from , written by Priscilla Wakefield. It aimed to make participators learn Linnaean Botany, which was fashionable during that time. From the innovator Linnaeus and the botanizer Rousseau to Wakefield,there are two directions of science communication, namely the one from elite botanists to popularizers and the other among popularizers. Different from traditional books,this edutainment was a creative try of popular science publication. It was also a new way of public science consumption.%《植物学消遣》(Botanical Pastime )是19世纪初一款寓教于乐的问答游戏,这款游戏的植物学知识和插图主要参考了韦克菲尔德的《植物学入门》,让参与者了解当时盛行的林奈植物学。从知识的原创者林奈和植物学实践者卢梭的《植物学通信》到游戏的参考源《植物学入门》,植物学知识经过了科学家到科普作家和科普作家之间的两种传播方向。这款游戏是当时科学传播的新尝试,也是公众消费科学的一种方式。

  20. Contribuições da Teoria da Aprendizagem Significativa para a aprendizagem de conceitos em Botânica = Contributions of the Meaningful Learning Theory to the learning of botany concepts

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    Airton José Vinholi Júnior

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho foi realizado em uma escola da comunidade quilombola Furnas do Dionísio (Jaraguari, Estado do Mato Grosso do Sul. Para sua realização, inicialmente, um teste com questões de Botânica foi aplicado aos alunos para identificar ausência ou presença de subsunçores, classificados em adequados ou parcialmente adequados. Esta análise foi utilizada para o planejamento e confecção de estratégias instrucionais, visando a facilitar a interação entre as novas informações e as preexistentes na estrutura cognitiva do aluno, com o intuito de promover aprendizagem. Posteriormente, foram propostas intervenções pedagógicas baseadas no diálogo entre conhecimento tradicional e científico em sala de aula. Baseando-se nos resultados dessas estratégias e em Mapas Conceituais fundamentados na Teoria da Aprendizagem Significativa, de David Ausubel, construídos pelos alunos sobre os conteúdos propostos, concluiu-se que a aprendizagem foi satisfatória. Quanto à metodologia utilizada, verificou-se que essa contribuição foi significativa para a aprendizagem de Botânica.The study was conducted in a school of the black community of Furnas do Dionísio (Jaraguari, Mato Grosso do Sul State. For its realization, initially, a test with questions of botany was applied to the students to identify the absence or presence of subsumers classified into adequate or partially adequate. This analysis was used for the planning and production of instructional strategies in order to facilitate interaction between new information and background on the student's cognitive structure in order to promote learning. After, educational interventions have been proposed based on dialogue between traditional knowledge and science in the classroom. Based on the results of these strategies and concept maps based on the Theory of Meaningful Learning of David Ausubel, built by students on the proposed content, we concluded that learning was satisfactory. Taking into

  1. 数码显微互动系统在药用植物实验教学中的应用与实践%Application and Practice of Digital Microscope Experimental Interactive System In Pharmaceutical Botany Experiment Teaching

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    许亮; 王冰; 张建逵; 邸学; 尹海波; 韩荣春

    2011-01-01

    数码显微互动系统是IT技术、数码摄像、图像处理与光学生物显微镜等技术有机结合的产物,由显微镜系统、图像处理系统、语音问答系统及投影系统等组成.在药用植物显微实验教学中应用该系统可以显著提高教学效率,促进学生的学习兴趣,提高教学质量,形成本校药用植物学省级精品课的又一教学特色.%Digital microscope experimental interactive system is IT technology, digital camera, image processing and optical technologies including biological microscope combination product, the microscope system, image processing systems, voice answering system and projection system components. The application of the microscope system in Medicinal Plants experimental teaching can significantly improve teaching efficiency, and promote student interest in learning, improve teaching quality, form another teaching characteristics of the provincial Pharmaceutical Botany excellent course in my school.

  2. Design and Experience of Multimedia Courseware in CAI Teaching of Pharmaceutical Botany%药用植物学CAI教学中多媒体课件的制作和体会

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    尹海波; 王冰; 许亮; 韩荣春; 张建逵

    2011-01-01

    The use of multimedia courseware in teaching is becoming more and more popular.How better to making courseware for teachinghas very important sense.The courseware use the basic multimedia design software, such as Photoshop, ACDSee, Adob Photoshop CS as auxiliary tools to make a pharmaceutical botany multimedia courseware.It has been obtained good results in practical application,furthermore this article summarizes some experiences in making courseware.%多媒体课件在教学中的使用逐步普及,如何更好地制作课件,对教学具有十分重要的意义.本课件使用基本的多媒体制作软件,以Photoshop、ACDSee、Adob photoshop CS等为辅助工具,制作了多媒体课件,在实际应用中取得了很好的效果,并总结了制作课件的几点体会.

  3. Botany: a record-breaking pollen catapult.

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    Edwards, Joan; Whitaker, Dwight; Klionsky, Sarah; Laskowski, Marta J

    2005-05-12

    The release of stored elastic energy often drives rapid movements in animal systems, and plant components employing this mechanism should be able to move with similar speed. Here we describe how the flower stamens of the bunchberry dogwood (Cornus canadensis) rely on this principle to catapult pollen into the air as the flower opens explosively. Our high-speed video observations show that the flower opens in less than 0.5 ms--to our knowledge, the fastest movement so far recorded in a plant.

  4. South African Journal of Botany: Submissions

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  5. Computational botany methods for automated species identification

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    Remagnino, Paolo; Wilkin, Paul; Cope, James; Kirkup, Don

    2017-01-01

    This book discusses innovative methods for mining information from images of plants, especially leaves, and highlights the diagnostic features that can be implemented in fully automatic systems for identifying plant species. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, it explores the problem of plant species identification, covering both the concepts of taxonomy and morphology. It then provides an overview of morphometrics, including the historical background and the main steps in the morphometric analysis of leaves together with a number of applications. The core of the book focuses on novel diagnostic methods for plant species identification developed from a computer scientist’s perspective. It then concludes with a chapter on the characterization of botanists' visions, which highlights important cognitive aspects that can be implemented in a computer system to more accurately replicate the human expert’s fixation process. The book not only represents an authoritative guide to advanced computational tools fo...

  6. Dragon's blood: botany, chemistry and therapeutic uses.

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    Gupta, Deepika; Bleakley, Bruce; Gupta, Rajinder K

    2008-02-12

    Dragon's blood is one of the renowned traditional medicines used in different cultures of world. It has got several therapeutic uses: haemostatic, antidiarrhetic, antiulcer, antimicrobial, antiviral, wound healing, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, etc. Besides these medicinal applications, it is used as a coloring material, varnish and also has got applications in folk magic. These red saps and resins are derived from a number of disparate taxa. Despite its wide uses, little research has been done to know about its true source, quality control and clinical applications. In this review, we have tried to overview different sources of Dragon's blood, its source wise chemical constituents and therapeutic uses. As well as, a little attempt has been done to review the techniques used for its quality control and safety.

  7. Systematic botany: Science to develop language facility.

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    Carter, C G

    1990-01-01

    Classification is a fundamental skill that impacts on our abilities to read and to write text. The structure and sequence inherent in the science of taxonomy can be used as the basis for instruction in reading comprehension and in writing. The use of concrete, readily manipulated materials enhances vocabulary development by allowing the teacher to label objects and processes as the student experiences them. There are numerous activities which can be employed to enrich experiential learning; these can be directly related to reading and writing exercises. Processes learned with simple materials can be generalized to more abstract content as the students' proficiency improves. The instructor can control the level of difficulty of the class by writing or selecting materials appropriate to the skills levels of the students involved. Language facility is developed as students progress from the known to the less well known in a series of carefully constructed steps.

  8. 不同葛种质资源的植物学性状、藤蔓产量和营养品质分析%Botany traits and nutritional quality and yield of kudzu vine

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    谭燕群; 陈建芳; 揭雨成; 邢虎成; 张英; 熊力夫

    2016-01-01

    对8个葛种质的植物学性状、营养成分和产量进行研究,以评价葛根饲用价值。结果表明:桃江粉葛与湘葛2号葛蔓较长,江西野葛和桃江粉葛的叶较大。湘葛3号、桃江野葛1和桃江野葛2的茎皮色为褐色,其它5种为黄褐色。江西粉葛、湘葛3号和桃江野葛1的叶形是近圆形,江西野葛和桃江粉葛是卵圆形,其它3种是菱形。湘葛2号和桃江粉葛的叶面皱纹较少。8个葛种质的叶柄色全是绿色。葛根中粗纤维的含量最高,其次是粗蛋白、灰分、粗脂肪、钙、磷。其中,湘葛2号中粗纤维和钙的含量较高,桃江野葛1的粗蛋白含量较高,湘葛3号的灰分和粗脂肪含量较高,桃江粉葛的磷含量较高。产量最高的是江西野葛。%The botany traits and nutritional quality and yield of eight kudzu germplasm were researched. The results showed that,the vines of Taojiang fenge and Xiangge No.2 was longer than others,the leaf blade of Jiangxi yege and Tao-jiang fenge were larger than others. The bark color of Xiangge No.3,Taojiang yege No.1 and Taojiang yege No.2 were brown,but others were yellow brown.The leaf shape of Jiangxi fenge,xiangge No.3 and Taojiang yege No.1 was nearly circular,the leaf shape of Jiangxi yege and Taojiang fenge was oval,and the others were diamond. There were less leaf wrinkle in Xiangge No.2 and Taojiang fenge than others. The petiole color of 8 kudzu germplasms was green. The highest content of the nutrient of germplasms was crude fibre,followed by crude protein,ash content,crude fat,calcium,phos-phorus. And the crude fibre and calcium content of Xiangge No.2 was higher than others,the crude protein content of Taojiang yege No.1 was higher than others. The crude fat and ash content of Xiangge No.3 was higher than others,Tao-jiang fenge had higher phosphorus content than others. Jiangxi yege had the highest yield.

  9. PARTE III DE HENSLOW A HOOKER: DARWIN Y LOS INICIOS DEL PENSAMIENTO EVOLUTIVO EN BOTÁNICA From Henslow to Hooker: Darwin and the Early Evolutionary Thought in Botany

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    Full Text Available Aunque no lo suficientemente conocida y difundida, la obra botánica de Darwin aportó una gran cantidad de evidencia empírica fundamental para el establecimiento de la revolución darwinista. Se describe el desarrollo de esta obra, en especial con relación a los dos mentores de Darwin en botánica: J. S. Henslow y J. D. Hooker. Además de numerosos artículos y notas en sus diarios de viaje, su correspondencia y numerosos apartes de sus dos obras magnas El origen de las especies y selección natural, Darwin escribió siete libros relacionados con diversos aspectos de la botánica, incluída la polinización en orquídeas, la morfología y fisiología de plantas trepadoras, la domesticación, las plantas insectívoras, la polinización, las formas florales, y los movimientos de las plantas. Cada uno de estos libros es ahora clásico en cada tema. La introducción de la teoría evolutiva en la sistemática de plantas enriqueció los distintos sistemas de clasificación en los 70 años que siguieron a la publiación de El origen, lo cual está en estrecha relación con las preguntas, aún vigentes, acerca del origen y la diversificación temprana de las angiospermas. A la vez, se revisa la influencia de las contribuciones botánicas de Darwin en las obras de autores en diversos países de Europa y América, y en disciplinas tan diversas y actuales como la biogeografía, la biología reproductiva en muy diversos grupos de plantas con flor, la citología y mecanismos de herencia en la célula vegetal, la teratología vegetal, las variaciones debidas a domesticación, y la reciente integración de evolución, genética y desarrollo en la disciplina conocida como evo-devo.Despite Darwin s botanical works are not sufficiently known, they provided a large amount of critical, empirical evidence in favor of the darwinian revolution. This paper describes the development of such works in connection to the influence of two of Darwin s mentors in botany, J

  10. 如何培养学生的创新思维--以《植物学》“根”一节的教学过程为例%How to cultivate students′innovation thinking---based on the chapter "root"in"botany"curriculum as an example

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    吴晓霞; 丁海东; 徐小颖; 耿斌; 金银根

    2014-01-01

    The cultivation of innovative thinking ability is an important task of teaching in Colleges and Universities .One of the key factors influencing the cultivation of innovative talents is the process of culturing innovation thinking .The teaching process based on the chapter "root"in the "botany"curriculum was used as an example , through the "question string"teaching method , the mind map learning method and the concept of re-definition method and so on;more attention to the cultivation of students′innovative thinking a-bility in teaching process was emphazied to make students acquire knowledge and innovative thinking and learning methods scientifical -ly.%大学是培养创新型人才的重要场所,而培养学生的创新思维能力是培养创新型人才的关键。以《植物学》课程中的“根”的教学过程为例,探讨了“问题串”教学法、思维导图学习法以及概念重定义法在教学过程中的应用,实践表明,这样的教学方法有利于学生创新思维能力的培养,使学生在获得知识的同时学会科学的学习方法和创新思维方法。

  11. Term Selecting Research on "Pharmaceutical Zoology and Botany" for the Revision of Chinese Traditional Medicine and Materia Medica Subject Headings%《中国中医药学主题词表》药用动植物学类主题词修订选词研究

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    朱玲; 刘静; 刘丽红; 董燕; 贾李蓉; 高博; 李海燕

    2015-01-01

    Objective To study term selecting principles and methods of subject terms in the class of"Pharmaceutical Zoology and Botany"for the new edition of TCM Materia Medica Subject Headings;To provide references for the revision.Methods Based on the compiling principles, word frequency of subject headings in TCM database were used as references. MeSH was referred to establish detail rules and regulations for revision of TB class.Results In TB class, 226 subject headings were planned to delete, such as "Apocynum Linn", "Piper betle Linn", "cetacean" and"dolphins";42 subject headings were planned to add, such as "Kalimerisindica", "Actinidiaceae" and "Squamata".Conclusion This revision formulated individual revision principles, proposed solutions for common problems, and basically completed adding and deleting of TB class and frame adjustment.%目的 研究《中国中医药学主题词表》药用动植物学类(TB类)主题词选词原则与方法,为其修订提供依据.方法 基于主题词表总体编制原则,以中国中医药数据库主题词标引词频为依据,参考医学主题词表(MeSH),确立TB类主题词修订细则.结果 本次修订拟删除罗布麻属、蒌叶胡椒、鲸目、海豚等226个主题词,拟增加马兰、猕猴桃科、有鳞目等42个主题词.结论 此次修订制定了药用动植物与中药类主题词结合考量等个性化修订原则,对常见问题提出了解决方案,基本完成原TB类主题词的增删及框架的调整.

  12. Backyard Botany: Using GPS Technology in the Science Classroom

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    March, Kathryn A.

    2012-01-01

    Global Positioning System (GPS) technology can be used to connect students to the natural world and improve their skills in observation, identification, and classification. Using GPS devices in the classroom increases student interest in science, encourages team-building skills, and improves biology content knowledge. Additionally, it helps…

  13. Collection and collation: theory and practice of Linnaean botany.

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    Müller-Wille, Staffan

    2007-09-01

    Historians and philosophers of science have interpreted the taxonomic theory of Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) as an 'essentialist', 'Aristotelian', or even 'scholastic' one. This interpretation is flatly contradicted by what Linnaeus himself had to say about taxonomy in Systema naturae (1735), Fundamenta botanica (1736) and Genera plantarum (1737). This paper straightens out some of the more basic misinterpretations by showing that: (1) Linnaeus's species concept took account of reproductive relations among organisms and was therefore not metaphysical, but biological; (2) Linnaeus did not favour classification by logical division, but criticized it for necessarily failing to represent what he called 'natural' genera; (3) Linnaeus's definitions of 'natural' genera and species were not essentialist, but descriptive and polytypic; (4) Linnaeus's method in establishing 'natural' definitions was not deductive, but consisted in an inductive, bottom-up procedure of comparing concrete specimens. The conclusion will discuss the fragmentary and provisional nature of Linnaeus's 'natural method'. I will argue in particular that Linnaeus opted for inductive strategies not on abstract epistemological grounds, but in order to confer stability and continuity to the explorative practices of contemporary natural history.

  14. On the agronomy and botany of salak (Salacca zalacca)

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    Ashari, S.

    2002-01-01

    Keywords: Salak, Salacca zalacca, Palmae, dioecious, haustorium, simple leaf, compound leaf, sucker, phyllotaxis, seedling, inflorescence, fruit, hand pollination, farm yard manure, fertilizer, shading, walking palm.Salak is a dioecious, suckering palm, grown for its fruit, mainly in Indonesia. Trad

  15. Forensic botany: usability of bryophyte material in forensic studies.

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    Virtanen, Viivi; Korpelainen, Helena; Kostamo, Kirsi

    2007-10-25

    Two experiments were performed to test the relevance of bryophyte (Plantae, Bryophyta) material for forensic studies. The first experiment was conducted to reveal if, and how well, plant fragments attach to footwear in general. In the test, 16 persons walked outdoors wearing rubber boots or hiking boots. After 24h of use outdoors the boots were carefully cleaned, and all plant fragments were collected. Afterwards, all plant material was examined to identify the species. In the second experiment, fresh material of nine bryophyte species was kept in a shed in adverse conditions for 18 months, after which DNA was extracted and subjected to genotyping to test the quality of the material. Both experiments give support for the usability of bryophyte material in forensic studies. The bryophyte fragments become attached to shoes, where they remain even after the wearer walks on a dry road for several hours. Bryophyte DNA stays intact, allowing DNA profiling after lengthy periods following detachment from the original plant source. Based on these experiments, and considering the fact that many bryophytes are clonal plants, we propose that bryophytes are among the most usable plants to provide botanical evidence for forensic investigations.

  16. Botany and the Taming of Female Passion: Rousseau and Contemporary Educational Concepts of Young Women

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    Kleinau, Elke

    2012-01-01

    Central in the analyses of women's and gender studies within the history of education has been Rousseau's (Emil oder Uber die Erziehung, 12th edn. Ferdinand Schoningh, Paderborn 1762) educational novel Emile, especially Book 5, which deals with the education of Sophie, Emilie's future spouse. Given the lasting interest in the person of Rousseau…

  17. Contributions to Papuasian Botany III. Three new species of Pittosporum (Pittosporaceae) from New Guinea

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    Schodde, Richard

    1967-01-01

    Frutex circa I m altus affinis P. sinuato Bl., differt pumilione, ramulis dense ferrugineis arachnoideo-tomentosis, foliis ± anguste obovato-spathulatis (1½—) 2—4(—4½) cm longis tenuiter coriaceis integris, et fructibus semper solitariis ellipsoideo-rostellatis bi- et tenui-valvibus. Flores ignoti.

  18. Effect of 7 botany species of plants on Zabrotes subfasciatus (Bohemann

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The effect of several plant in the control of weevil Zabrotes subfasciatus (Boh. (Coleoptera; Bruchidae was evaluated. The plant were caisimón of anisette, apasote, bitter broom, sage, sassafras, garlic leek and nim were used. In the experiment they were carried out 2 variants, one to see the effect on a female of the insect and another to observe the behavior in group of Z. subfasciatus. The effects of the same ones were evaluated in the ovoposición and in the time of permanency of the insect on each plant residual. the death to Z. subfasciatus. The residuals of the molinaje of bitter broom, I age leek, caisimón of anisette and sage those that bigger repelencia effect had were, as much in the permanency as in the number of eggs ovopositados for the female of Z. subfasciatus. Correlation didn’t exist among the time of permanency of the insect in the different treatments and the number of on eggs. The biggest quantity in eggs was ovopositados it has more than enough sassafras.

  19. Considerations on Legal and Philosophical Problems in Experimental Botany: The case of plant in vitro cultures

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    Full Text Available The present paper consists of two parts. In the first, some issues related to the character of biological experiments conducted under in vitro cultures are portrayed. The relevant aspects of these procedures are explicated from the viewpoint of the experimental botanist. It is a case study for the considerations in the second part, which presents selected philosophical and legal issues involved in biological experiments from the general perspective of philosophical investigations concerning the problem of plants’ axiology. Obviously, the nature of the considerations is limited; not all important questions from the perspective of biology and philosophy have been raised. Nevertheless, the authors hope that the analyzed issues may be interesting for both biologists and philosophers.

  20. Nature in Botany and Zoology in the Spanish Literature: La Celestina

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    Pardo de Santayana, Manuel

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The botanical and zoological references that appear in La Celestina are analysed and cuantified to provide an insight of the knowledge about plants and animals included in a literary work of the Rennaisance, in this case one of the most important of the Spanish literature. The plants and animals products were used by the healer for the care, health and beauty of the body. Many other plants, animals and some mineral products were used for love remedies. Moreover, references to plant and animal names and their products are also commented as linguistic sources, i.e. metaphoric references to plants, set phrases, and other literary figures of speech. All the 86 plant species and 70 animals and the complete textual passages are included in two apendixes.

    En este trabajo se analizan y cuantifican las referencias botánicas y zoológicas que aparecen en La Celestina como ejemplo de los conocimientos sobre plantas y animales que incorpora una obra de la literatura renacentista española. Dado el oficio de la protagonista, el interés del uso de muchas plantas y animales se centra en el cuidado, cura y aseo del cuerpo, que entonces se hacía sobre todo a base de productos vegetales y animales. Éstos también aparecen empleados en la magia de amor. Se comentan asimismo la utilización de nombres de plantas y animales, así como de productos derivados de éstos, como recursos lingüisticos o literarios; es decir, cuando se emplean como metáforas, en dichos, frases hechas y otras figuras literarias. Se incluyen en 2 anexos las 86 especies vegetales y las 70 animales, así como las citas encontradas.

  1. Integrating Botany with Chemistry & Art to Improve Elementary School Children's Awareness of Plants

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    Çil, Emine

    2015-01-01

    Students need to be aware of plants in order to learn about, appreciate, care for, and protect them. However, research has found that many children are not aware of the plants in their environment. A way to address this issue might be integration of plants with various disciplines. I investigated the effectiveness of an instructional approach…

  2. Seeing Coloured Fruits: Utilisation of the Theory of Adaptive Memory in Teaching Botany

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    Prokop, Pavol; Fancovicová, Jana

    2014-01-01

    Plants are characterised by a great diversity of easily observed features such as colours or shape, but children show low interest in learning about them. Here, we integrated modern theory of adaptive memory and evolutionary views of the function of fruit colouration on children's retention of information. Survival-relevant (fruit toxicity) and…

  3. A grass molecular identification system for forensic botany: a critical evaluation of the strengths and limitations.

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    Ward, Jodie; Gilmore, Simon R; Robertson, James; Peakall, Rod

    2009-11-01

    Plant material is frequently encountered in criminal investigations but often overlooked as potential evidence. We designed a DNA-based molecular identification system for 100 Australian grasses that consisted of a series of polymerase chain reaction assays that enabled the progressive identification of grasses to different taxonomic levels. The identification system was based on DNA sequence variation at four chloroplast and two mitochondrial loci. Seventeen informative indels and 68 single-nucleotide polymorphisms were utilized as molecular markers for subfamily to species-level identification. To identify an unknown sample to subfamily level required a minimum of four markers or nine markers for species identification. The accuracy of the system was confirmed by blind tests. We have demonstrated "proof of concept" of a molecular identification system for trace botanical samples. Our evaluation suggests that the adoption of a system that combines this approach with DNA sequencing could assist the morphological identification of grasses found as forensic evidence.

  4. The use of forensic botany and geology in war crimes investigations in NE Bosnia.

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    Brown, A G

    2006-11-22

    From 1997 to 2002 the United Nations International Criminal Tribune for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) undertook the exhumation of mass graves in NE Bosnia as part of the war crimes investigations aimed at providing evidence for the prosecution of war criminals in The Hague. This involved the location and exhumation of seven former mass graves (primary sites) dug following the fall of Srebrenica in July 1995. These primary mass graves were secretly and hurriedly exhumed three months later and most of the bodies or body parts transported and reburied in a large number of secondary sites many of which were subsequently exhumed by ICTY. The aim of the pollen and soil/sediment studies was to provide an 'environmental profile' of the original site of the samples and use this to match the relocated bodies to the original mass graves. This was part of completing the chain of evidence, providing evidence of the scale and organization of the original atrocities and the subsequent attempts to conceal the evidence related to them. All the primary sites were located in areas of contrasting geology, soils and vegetation, and this allowed matching of the sediment transported in intimate contact with the bodies to the original burial sites, which in some cases were also the execution sites. In all, over 24 sites were investigated, over 240 samples collected and analyzed under low power microscopy and 65 pollen sub-samples fully analyzed. The pollen and sediment descriptions were used in conjunction with the mineralogy (using XRD) of primary and secondary sites in order to provide matches. These matches were then compared with matching evidence from ballistic studies and clothing. The evidence has been used in court and is now in the public domain. It is believed this is the first time 'environmental profiling' techniques have been used in a systematic manner in a war crimes investigation.

  5. The influence of new world species on the botany of the 16th century

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    Ubrizsy Savoia, Andrea

    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper is about how some New World species, not as widespread as tomato, tobacco, etc. were introduced in the botanical European knowledge, with special reference to Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605. His herbal, his inconographic collections and manuscripts containing lists of seeds, woods and other matrials, are conserved in his Museum and grown in the Botanical Garden of Bologna.

    El presente trabajo analiza cómo algunas especies botánicas del Nuevo mundo, no tan difundidas como el tomate, el tabaco, etc., formaron parte del conocimiento botánico europeo, haciendo especial referencia a la de obra de Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605. Su herbario, sus colecciones iconográficas y manuscritos que contienen listas de semillas, maderas y otros materiales, se conservan en su Museo y algunas de las especies crecen en el Jardín Botánico de Bolonia.

  6. Botany, genetics and ethnobotany: a crossed investigation on the elusive tapir's diet in French Guiana.

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    Fabrice Hibert

    Full Text Available While the populations of large herbivores are being depleted in many tropical rainforests, the importance of their trophic role in the ecological functioning and biodiversity of these ecosystems is still not well evaluated. This is due to the outstanding plant diversity that they feed upon and the inherent difficulties involved in observing their elusive behaviour. Classically, the diet of elusive tropical herbivores is studied through the observation of browsing signs and macroscopic analysis of faeces or stomach contents. In this study, we illustrate that the original coupling of classic methods with genetic and ethnobotanical approaches yields information both about the diet diversity, the foraging modalities and the potential impact on vegetation of the largest terrestrial mammal of Amazonia, the lowland tapir. The study was conducted in the Guianan shield, where the ecology of tapirs has been less investigated. We identified 92 new species, 51 new genera and 13 new families of plants eaten by tapirs. We discuss the relative contribution of our different approaches, notably the contribution of genetic barcoding, used for the first time to investigate the diet of a large tropical mammal, and how local traditional ecological knowledge is accredited and valuable for research on the ecology of elusive animals.

  7. Ethno botany and antimicrobial perspective of Spices and Honey against Candida albicans

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    Kothai Nil Seshathri

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Aim: In spite of obsessive use of spices in every Ethiopian meal, little has been investigated on the utilization of Ethiopian spices as a cure for oral opportunistic infections. Therefore the aim was to identify spices used in Ethiopian food through ethno botanical survey and study their antifungal activity against Candida albicans. Method: Ethno botanical survey of the selected Kebeles of Jimma, Ethiopia was conducted using a semi structured questionnaire from October 2006 to November 2007. Antifungal nature of the spices and combination of spices and honey were evaluated by agar well diffusion assay from September 2008 to July 2010. Result: Ethno botanical survey indicated fourteen species of spices and honey play a major role in Ethiopian food and beverages. Single plant extract of Trachyspermum copticum showed highest activity against C. albicans. The same plant showed antagonistic effect when combined with brown and white honey. Cinamomum zeylanicum showed highest synergistic effect with both brown and white honey when compared to Allium ursenum, Cuminum cyminum, Nigella sativa, Rosemarinus officinalis and Occimum hodiense. Conclusion: Thus spices used in Ethiopian food could be a preventive as well as a cure for oral candidiasis caused by C.albicans. [J Intercult Ethnopharmacol 2013; 2(2.000: 73-80

  8. Botany and the Taming of Female Passion: Rousseau and Contemporary Educational Concepts of Young Women

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    Kleinau, Elke

    2012-01-01

    Central in the analyses of women's and gender studies within the history of education has been Rousseau's (Emil oder Uber die Erziehung, 12th edn. Ferdinand Schoningh, Paderborn 1762) educational novel Emile, especially Book 5, which deals with the education of Sophie, Emilie's future spouse. Given the lasting interest in the person of Rousseau…

  9. Botany, genetics and ethnobotany: a crossed investigation on the elusive tapir's diet in French Guiana.

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    Hibert, Fabrice; Sabatier, Daniel; Andrivot, Judith; Scotti-Saintagne, Caroline; Gonzalez, Sophie; Prévost, Marie-Françoise; Grenand, Pierre; Chave, Jérome; Caron, Henri; Richard-Hansen, Cécile

    2011-01-01

    While the populations of large herbivores are being depleted in many tropical rainforests, the importance of their trophic role in the ecological functioning and biodiversity of these ecosystems is still not well evaluated. This is due to the outstanding plant diversity that they feed upon and the inherent difficulties involved in observing their elusive behaviour. Classically, the diet of elusive tropical herbivores is studied through the observation of browsing signs and macroscopic analysis of faeces or stomach contents. In this study, we illustrate that the original coupling of classic methods with genetic and ethnobotanical approaches yields information both about the diet diversity, the foraging modalities and the potential impact on vegetation of the largest terrestrial mammal of Amazonia, the lowland tapir. The study was conducted in the Guianan shield, where the ecology of tapirs has been less investigated. We identified 92 new species, 51 new genera and 13 new families of plants eaten by tapirs. We discuss the relative contribution of our different approaches, notably the contribution of genetic barcoding, used for the first time to investigate the diet of a large tropical mammal, and how local traditional ecological knowledge is accredited and valuable for research on the ecology of elusive animals.

  10. Foeniculum vulgare Mill: a review of its botany, phytochemistry, pharmacology, contemporary application, and toxicology.

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    Badgujar, Shamkant B; Patel, Vainav V; Bandivdekar, Atmaram H

    2014-01-01

    Foeniculum vulgare Mill commonly called fennel has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers. The review aims to gather the fragmented information available in the literature regarding morphology, ethnomedicinal applications, phytochemistry, pharmacology, and toxicology of Foeniculum vulgare. It also compiles available scientific evidence for the ethnobotanical claims and to identify gaps required to be filled by future research. Findings based on their traditional uses and scientific evaluation indicates that Foeniculum vulgare remains to be the most widely used herbal plant. It has been used for more than forty types of disorders. Phytochemical studies have shown the presence of numerous valuable compounds, such as volatile compounds, flavonoids, phenolic compounds, fatty acids, and amino acids. Compiled data indicate their efficacy in several in vitro and in vivo pharmacological properties such as antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, antinociceptive, antipyretic, antispasmodic, antithrombotic, apoptotic, cardiovascular, chemomodulatory, antitumor, hepatoprotective, hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic, and memory enhancing property. Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses.

  11. Dendropedagogy: Teaching Botany, Ecology and Statistical Principles through Tree-Ring Studies.

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    Rubino, Darrin L.; McCarthy, Brian C.

    2002-01-01

    Develops a simple tree-ring laboratory to demonstrate the basics of dendrochronology. Provides two upper-level laboratory exercises primarily intended to demonstrate the specific dendrochronology subdisciplines of dendroclimatology and dendroecology. Suggests using the exercises separately or in unison as part of a multidisciplinary capstone…

  12. Integrating Botany with Chemistry & Art to Improve Elementary School Children's Awareness of Plants

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    Çil, Emine

    2015-01-01

    Students need to be aware of plants in order to learn about, appreciate, care for, and protect them. However, research has found that many children are not aware of the plants in their environment. A way to address this issue might be integration of plants with various disciplines. I investigated the effectiveness of an instructional approach…

  13. Guidelines for collecting vouchers and tissues intended for genomic work (Smithsonian Institution: Botany Best Practices

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    Vicki Funk

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The introduction of Next Generation Sequencing into the disciplines of plant systematics, ecology, and metagenomics, among others, has resulted in a phenomenal increase in the collecting and storing of tissue samples and their respective vouchers. This manual suggests standard practices that will insure the quality and preservation of the tissue and vouchers and their respective data. Although written for use by the Smithsonian Institution botanists it suggests a framework for collecting tissues and vouchers that other research programs can adapt to their own needs. It includes information on collecting voucher specimens, collecting plant tissue intended for genomic analysis, how to manage these collections, and how to incorporate the data into a database management system. It also includes many useful references for collecting and processing collections. We hope it will be useful for a variety of botanists but especially those who know how to collect plants and want to collect tissue samples that will be useful for genomic research, and those who are skilled in lab work and want to know how to properly voucher and record their tissue collections.

  14. Foeniculum vulgare Mill: A Review of Its Botany, Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, Contemporary Application, and Toxicology

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    Shamkant B. Badgujar

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Foeniculum vulgare Mill commonly called fennel has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers. The review aims to gather the fragmented information available in the literature regarding morphology, ethnomedicinal applications, phytochemistry, pharmacology, and toxicology of Foeniculum vulgare. It also compiles available scientific evidence for the ethnobotanical claims and to identify gaps required to be filled by future research. Findings based on their traditional uses and scientific evaluation indicates that Foeniculum vulgare remains to be the most widely used herbal plant. It has been used for more than forty types of disorders. Phytochemical studies have shown the presence of numerous valuable compounds, such as volatile compounds, flavonoids, phenolic compounds, fatty acids, and amino acids. Compiled data indicate their efficacy in several in vitro and in vivo pharmacological properties such as antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, antinociceptive, antipyretic, antispasmodic, antithrombotic, apoptotic, cardiovascular, chemomodulatory, antitumor, hepatoprotective, hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic, and memory enhancing property. Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses.

  15. Inspiration in the harness of daily labor. Darwin, botany, and the triumph of evolution, 1859-1868.

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    Bellon, Richard

    2011-09-01

    Charles Darwin hoped that a large body of working naturalists would embrace evolution after the Origin of Species appeared in late 1859. He was disappointed. His evolutionary ideas at first made painfully little progress in the scientific community. But by 1863 the tide had turned dramatically, and within five years evolution became scientific orthodoxy in Britain. The Origin's reception followed this peculiar trajectory because Darwin had not initially tied its theory to productive original scientific investigation, which left him vulnerable to charges of reckless speculation. The debate changed with his successful application of evolution to original problems, most notably orchid fertilization, the subject of a well-received book in 1862. Most of Darwin's colleagues found the argument of the Origin convincing when they realized that it functioned productively in the day-to-day work of science-and not before. The conceptual force of the Origin, however outwardly persuasive, acquired full scientific legitimacy only when placed "in the harness of daily labour".

  16. Me'en ritual, medicinal and other plants : a contribution to South-West Ethiopian ethno-botany

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    Abbink, J.

    1993-01-01

    The present article offers a descriptive survey of the most important plants used by the Southeast Surmic-speaking Me'en in southwestern Käfa, Ethiopia, based on information gathered over a period of 14-months field research (1989-1991). Data covering the Me'en name of each plant, the scientific nam

  17. Conceptions of Landscape-Ecological Relevance Emerged in the Czech Botany during the Second Half of Twentieth Century

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    Full Text Available This paper summarizes those substantial theoretical concepts or methods for applications within interdisciplinary or practical uses published by Czech autors (geobotanists = ecological botanists, plant ecologists and ecophysiologists during the second half of the 20th century, that were internationally cited. All selected thematical clusters are of landscape-ecological relevance through various contexts. Examples include the concepts of (potential reconstructed vegetation in maps (R. Neuhäusl, Z. Neuhäuslová, linear vegetation features (corridors in landscape and deductive classification of vegetation (K. Kopecký, analysis of soil seed bank (Z. Kropáč, dependency of macrophyte plant stands on ecodynamics (S. Hejný, dynamic periodicity in segetal vegetation (Z. Kropáč, E. Hadač, S. Hejný, anemo-orographic system explaining species richness in mountain regions (J. Jeník, productivity in grassland ecosystems (M. Rychnovská, J. Květ, elementary landscape units based on homogenity and potential vegetation (E. Hadač, landscape dispensation phenomena (V. Ložek, afforestation of coastal sandy dunes – the Netherlands, and polluted areas - the Czech Republic (J. Fanta, invasive plants and invasions into landscapes (M. Rejmánek.

  18. Botany and zoology in the late seventeenth-century Philippines: the work of Georg Josef Camel SJ (1661-1706).

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    Reyes, Raquel A G

    2009-10-01

    Georg Josef Camel (1661-1706) went to the Spanish colony of the Philippine Islands as a Jesuit lay brother in 1687, and he remained there until his death. Throughout his time in the Philippines, Camel collected examples of the flora and fauna, which he drew and described in detail. This paper offers an overview of his life, his publications and the Camel manuscripts, drawings and specimens that are preserved among the Sloane Manuscripts in the British Library and in the Sloane Herbarium at the Natural History Museum, London. It also discusses Camel's links and exchanges with scientifically minded plant collectors and botanists in London, Madras and Batavia. Among those with whom Camel corresponded were John Ray, James Petiver, and the Dutch physician Willem Ten Rhijne.

  19. Preliminary results of sequential monitoring of simulated clandestine graves in Colombia, South America, using ground penetrating radar and botany.

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    Molina, Carlos Martin; Pringle, Jamie K; Saumett, Miguel; Hernández, Orlando

    2015-03-01

    In most Latin American countries there are significant numbers of missing people and forced disappearances, 68,000 alone currently in Colombia. Successful detection of shallow buried human remains by forensic search teams is difficult in varying terrain and climates. This research has created three simulated clandestine burial styles at two different depths commonly encountered in Latin America to gain knowledge of optimum forensic geophysics detection techniques. Repeated monitoring of the graves post-burial was undertaken by ground penetrating radar. Radar survey 2D profile results show reasonable detection of ½ clothed pig cadavers up to 19 weeks of burial, with decreasing confidence after this time. Simulated burials using skeletonized human remains were not able to be imaged after 19 weeks of burial, with beheaded and burnt human remains not being able to be detected throughout the survey period. Horizontal radar time slices showed good early results up to 19 weeks of burial as more area was covered and bi-directional surveys were collected, but these decreased in amplitude over time. Deeper burials were all harder to image than shallower ones. Analysis of excavated soil found soil moisture content almost double compared to those reported from temperate climate studies. Vegetation variations over the simulated graves were also noted which would provide promising indicators for grave detection.

  20. Application of plant DNA markers in forensic botany: genetic comparison of Quercus evidence leaves to crime scene trees using microsatellites.

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    Craft, Kathleen J; Owens, Jeffrey D; Ashley, Mary V

    2007-01-05

    As highly polymorphic DNA markers become increasingly available for a wide range of plant and animal species, there will be increasing opportunities for applications to forensic investigations. To date, however, relatively few studies have reported using DNA profiles of non-human species to place suspects at or near crime scenes. Here we describe an investigation of a double homicide of a female and her near-term fetus. Leaf material taken from a suspect's vehicle was identified to be that of sand live oak, Quercus geminata, the same tree species that occurred near a shallow grave where the victims were found. Quercus-specific DNA microsatellites were used to genotype both dried and fresh material from trees located near the burial site and from the material taken from the suspect's car. Samples from the local population of Q. geminata were also collected and genotyped in order to demonstrate that genetic variation at four microsatellite loci was sufficient to assign leaves to an individual tree with high statistical certainty. The cumulative average probability of identity for these four loci was 2.06x10(-6). DNA was successfully obtained from the dried leaf material although PCR amplification was more difficult than amplification of DNA from fresh leaves. The DNA profiles of the dried leaves from the suspect's car did not match those of the trees near the crime scene. Although this investigation did not provide evidence that could be used against the suspect, it does demonstrate the potential for plant microsatellite markers providing physical evidence that links plant materials to live plants at or near crime scenes.

  1. Getting the jump on Mother nature: the advancing technology of applied botany will speed reclamation of mined land

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    By propagating native or indigenous plants in greenhouses on a speeded-up schedule, much guesswork is being taken out of revegetating mined land. Native Plants Inc., which tricks nature by reproducing the biological sequence of plants in a fraction of the natural time, offers reclaimers of disturbed land the plants they want in any quantity on very short notice. Prior to planting, seeds are treated to break their dormancy code. The plants are grown in tubepaks that promote root growth, grow both night and day, and have CO/sub 2/ injected into the air. The company reports a 97% success rate in transplanting its seedlings. Cloning and the unlocking of the germination secrets of plants have great potential for speeding the restoration of mined land. A micropropagation (or tissue culture), whereby parts of a whole plant are removed, sterilized, and grown on a specific nutrient medium are being considered. This technology affords a high degree of selectivity and rapid plant propagation and has far-reaching implications for mine operators faced with the challenges of reclaiming mined land. (DP)

  2. Enhancing Hispanic Minority Undergraduates' Botany Laboratory Experiences: Implementation of an Inquiry-Based Plant Tissue Culture Module Exercise

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    Siritunga, Dimuth; Navas, Vivian; Diffoot, Nanette

    2012-01-01

    Early involvement of students in hands-on research experiences are known to demystify research and promote the pursuit of careers in science. But in large enrollment departments such opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research are rare. To counteract such lack of opportunities, inquiry-based laboratory module in plant tissue…

  3. A Catskill Flora and Economic Botany, I: Pteridophyta. The Ferns and Fern Allies. Bulletin No. 438, New York State Museum.

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    Brooks, Karl L.

    The information contained within this guide about flora of the ferns and fern allies of the Catskill Mountains of New York State covers medical and food uses of the plants, as well as the more typical floristic data of keys, drawings, and plant descriptions. (CS)

  4. Me'en ritual, medicinal and other plants : a contribution to South-West Ethiopian ethno-botany

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    Abbink, J.

    1993-01-01

    The present article offers a descriptive survey of the most important plants used by the Southeast Surmic-speaking Me'en in southwestern Käfa, Ethiopia, based on information gathered over a period of 14-months field research (1989-1991). Data covering the Me'en name of each plant, the scientific

  5. Jasmonates: biosynthesis, perception, signal transduction and action in plant stress response, growth and development. An update to the 2007 review in Annals of Botany.

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    Wasternack, C; Hause, B

    2013-06-01

    Jasmonates are important regulators in plant responses to biotic and abiotic stresses as well as in development. Synthesized from lipid-constituents, the initially formed jasmonic acid is converted to different metabolites including the conjugate with isoleucine. Important new components of jasmonate signalling including its receptor were identified, providing deeper insight into the role of jasmonate signalling pathways in stress responses and development. The present review is an update of the review on jasmonates published in this journal in 2007. New data of the last five years are described with emphasis on metabolites of jasmonates, on jasmonate perception and signalling, on cross-talk to other plant hormones and on jasmonate signalling in response to herbivores and pathogens, in symbiotic interactions, in flower development, in root growth and in light perception. The last few years have seen breakthroughs in the identification of JASMONATE ZIM DOMAIN (JAZ) proteins and their interactors such as transcription factors and co-repressors, and the crystallization of the jasmonate receptor as well as of the enzyme conjugating jasmonate to amino acids. Now, the complex nature of networks of jasmonate signalling in stress responses and development including hormone cross-talk can be addressed.

  6. The Journal Broteria, jesuit botanists and Gonçalo Sampaio. Exchange of plants and ideas, and the development of botany in Portugal

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    Paulo Cabral, João

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    Full Text Available The journal Broteria has covered a long path, since its foundation in 1902 until the mid 20’s, when it stands as one of the best journals of natural history and a voice of the renewal of the natural sciences in Portugal. Broteria’s success was due, mainly, to the remarkable qualities of its founders and main editors: their working capacity, intellectual standards and perseverance as well as the ability to establish a network of naturalists who sent them biological collections from remote regions and the ability to adapt to exile, while continuing to work and focusing their studies on the natural history of the exile country. The maintenance, in regular functioning, of their schools, and the opening to the collaboration of non Jesuit naturalists, such as the botanists from Oporto, also contributed to the success of Broteria.

    La revista Broteria recorrió un largo camino, desde su fundación en 1902, hasta mediados de la década de 1920, cuando se consolida como una de las mejores revistas de historia natural y una voz de la renovación de las Ciencias Naturales en Portugal. El éxito de Broteria se debió, principalmente, a las notables calidades de sus fundadores y principales redactores: capacidad de trabajo, nivel intelectual y perseverancia; capacidad para establecer una red de naturalistas que les enviaban colecciones biológicas de regiones mal conocidas; capacidad de adaptación en el exilio continuando su trabajo y enfocando sus estudios en la historia natural del país de exilio. La manutención, en regular funcionamiento, de sus colegios y la apertura a la colaboración de naturalistas no jesuitas, especialmente a los botánicos de Oporto, también contribuyeron al éxito de Broteria. Los documentos epistolares tratados en este trabajo demuestran que A. Luisier, J.S. Tavares, y G. Sampaio lideraron una red de jesuitas naturalistas y botánicos de Oporto, que intercambiaron plantas e ideas. Este intercambio fue determinante en el estudio de la flora de musgos y plantas vasculares portuguesas y el progreso de los Herbarios de los colegios jesuitas y de la Academia Politécnica de Oporto.

  7. 多油辣木植物学性状和农艺性状观测%Botany Character and Agriculture Character of Moringa oleifera Lam

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    刘昌芬; 杨焱; 龙继明; 蒋桂芝; 黄菁; 伍英

    2006-01-01

    通过对云南西双版纳州在生产性栽培条件下多油辣木为期4年的试验观测,对多油辣木树型、叶、花、果等植物学性状及生长量、分枝、抽梢、开花及坐果等农艺性状作了详细描述.

  8. Visions of the past and dreams of the future in the Orient: the Irano-Turanian region from classical botany to evolutionary studies.

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    Manafzadeh, Sara; Staedler, Yannick M; Conti, Elena

    2017-08-01

    Ever since the 19th century, the immense arid lands of the Orient, now called the Irano-Turanian (IT) floristic region, attracted the interest of European naturalists with their tremendous plant biodiversity. Covering approximately 30% of the surface of Eurasia (16000000 km(2) ), the IT region is one of the largest floristic regions of the world. The IT region represents one of the hotspots of evolutionary and biological diversity in the Old World, and serves as a source of xerophytic taxa for neighbouring regions. Moreover, it is the cradle of the numerous species domesticated in the Fertile Crescent. Over the last 200 years, naturalists outlined different borders for the IT region. Yet, the delimitation and evolutionary history of this area remain one of the least well-understood fields of global biogeography, even though it is crucial to explaining the distribution of life in Eurasia. No comprehensive review of the biogeographical delimitations nor of the role of geological and climatic changes in the evolution of the IT region is currently available. After considering the key role of floristic regions in biogeography, we review the history of evolving concepts about the borders and composition of the IT region over the past 200 years and outline a tentative circumscription for it. We also summarise current knowledge on the geological and climatic history of the IT region. We then use this knowledge to generate specific evolutionary hypotheses to explain how different geological, palaeoclimatic, and ecological factors contributed to range expansion and contraction, thus shaping patterns of speciation in the IT region over time and space. Both historical and ecological biogeography should be applied to understand better the floristic diversification of the region. This will ultimately require evolutionary comparative analyses based on integrative phylogenetic, geological, climatic, ecological, and species distribution studies on the region. Furthermore, an understanding of evolutionary and ecological processes will play a major role in regional planning for protecting biodiversity of the IT region in facing climatic change. With this review, we aim to introduce the IT floristic region to a broader audience of evolutionary, ecological and systematic biologists, thus promoting cutting-edge research on this area and raising awareness of this vast and diverse, yet understudied, part of the world. © 2016 Cambridge Philosophical Society.

  9. DNA分子标记技术在法医植物学中的应用%Application of DNA Labeling Technology in Forensic Botany

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    张娴; 李婧琳; 张翔宇

    2008-01-01

    法医植物学是一门研究与法律事件相关的植物证据的科学.植物物证的DNA分子标记技术是近年来法医植物学研究的主要方向.本文系统地综述了目前应用于法医植物学中的各种DNA分子标记技术.对这些方法的实际应用案例以及可能应用方向进行列举,最后总结出这些分子生物学技术相较于传统植物形态分类方法的优点.

  10. Un repaso rápido de botánica de forrajes (cuento didáctico) - A review fast of forage botany (didactic tale)

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    Cervantes Sánchez, Juan Manuel.

    2011-01-01

    ResumenLos cuentos didácticos son una pieza básica en la consecución de losobjetivos educativos, son, así mismo, complemento a las diferentesactividades educativas. Tiene como finalidad introducirá al estudiante en un área muy bien definida del conocimiento, en un corto tiempo.SummaryThe didactic stories are a basic piece in the attainment of the educative objectives, are, also, complement to the different educative activities.

  11. Six Units for Primary (K-2) Gifted/Talented Students. Self (Psychology), Plants (Botany), Animals (Zoology), Measurement (Mathematics), Space (Astronomy), Computers (Technology).

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    McCallister, Corliss

    This curriculum for gifted/talented students in kindergarten through grade 2 focuses on the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains in the areas of language arts, mathematics, music, physical education (dance), science, social studies, theatre, and visual arts. The curriculum is student centered, experientially based, exploratory,…

  12. Quantitative RT-PCR and its application in botany research%定量RT-PCR及其在植物学研究中的应用

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    胡丹丹; 顾金刚; 姜瑞波; 董金皋

    2007-01-01

    定量RT-PCR(Quantitative reverse transcriptase-PCR)是在反转录和定量PCR的基础上发展起来的一种特异性检测基因表达的技术.主要包括相对定量RT-PCR(Relative quantitative RT-PCR)、竞争性定量RT-PCR(Competitive quantitative RT-PCR)、比较定量RT-PCR(Comparative quantitative RT-PCR)和实时定量RT-PCR(Realtime quantitativeRT-PCR)四种.目前定量RT-PCR在植物学研究中的应用越来越广泛,如植物营养学研究、植物发育学研究、植物抗逆机理研究、转基因植物的检测、病原菌的检测、植物与微生物互作机理研究、植物抗病性检测等方面.本文综述了定量RT-PCR的原理及在植物学中的应用.

  13. [The alphabet of nature and the alphabet of culture in the eighteenth century. botany, diplomatics, and ethno-linguistics according to Carl von Linné, Johann Christoph Gatterer, and Christian Wilhelm Büttner : Botany, Diplomatics, and ethno-linguistics according to Carl von Linné, Johann Christoph Gatterer, and Christian Wilhelm Büttner].

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    Gierl, Martin

    2010-01-01

    In the middle of the eighteenth century, Carl von Linné, Johann Christoph Gatterer, and Christian Wilhelm Büttner attempted to realize the old idea of deciphering the alphabet of the world, which Francis Bacon had raised as a general postulate of science. This article describes these attempts and their interrelations. Linné used the model of the alphabet to classify plants according to the characters of this fruiting body. Gatterer, one of the leading German historians during the Enlightenment, adopted the botanical method of classification by genus and species to classify the history of scripts. He used the forms of the alphabetic characters to measure the age of manuscripts and to map the process of history as a genealogy of culture. Gatterer collaborated closely with Büttner, the first Göttingen professor of natural history. Büttner constructed a general alphabet of languages which connected the phonetics of language with the historically known alphabets. Early on, diplomatics and ethnography combined the natural order of natural history and the cultural order of the alphabet with the attempt to register development and to document development by the evolution of forms. Based on the shared model of the alphabet and on the common necessity to classify their empirical material, natural history and the description of culture were related attempts in the middle of the eighteenth century to comprehend the alphabetically organized nature and a naturally ordered culture.

  14. An English-Spanish Glossary of Terminology Used in Forestry, Range, Wildlife, Fishery, Soils, and Botany = Glosario en Ingles-Espanol de Terminologia Usada en Forestales, Pastizales, Fauna, Silvestre, Pesqueria, Suelos, y Botanica.

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    Medina, Alvin Leroy

    This document presents English-Spanish/Spanish-English equivalent translations of scientific and management terms commonly used in the field of natural resource management. The glossary is composed of two sections. Section 1 contains the English to Spanish translations, while Section 2 provides the Spanish to English translations. Each section is…

  15. An English-Spanish glossary of terminology used in forestry, range, wildlife, fishery, soils, and botany (Glosario en Ingles-Espanol de terminologia usada en forestales, pastizales, fauna, silvestre, pesqueria, suelos, y botanica)

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    Alvin Leroy Medina

    1988-01-01

    The English-Spanish/Spanish-English equivalent translations of scientific and management terms (jargon) commonly used in the field of natural resource management are presented. The glossary is useful in improving communications and fostering understanding between Spanish- and English-speaking persons.

  16. Nomenclatural and taxonomic problems related to the electronic publication of new nomina and nomenclatural acts in zoology, with brief comments on optical discs and on the situation in botany.

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    Dubois, Alain; Crochet, Pierre-André; Dickinson, Edward C; Nemésio, André; Aescht, Erna; Bauer, Aaron M; Blagoderov, Vladimir; Bour, Roger; De Carvalho, Marcelo R; Desutter-Grandcolas, Laure; Frétey, Thierry; Jäger, Peter; Koyamba, Victoire; Lavilla, Esteban O; Löbl, Ivan; Louchart, Antoine; Malécot, Valéry; Schatz, Heinrich; Ohler, Annemarie

    2013-11-11

    In zoological nomenclature, to be potentially valid, nomenclatural novelties (i.e., new nomina and nomenclatural acts) need first to be made available, that is, published in works qualifying as publications as defined by the International Code of zoological Nomenclature ("the Code"). In September 2012, the Code was amended in order to allow the recognition of works electronically published online after 2011 as publications available for the purpose of zoological nomenclature, provided they meet several conditions, notably a preregistration of the work in ZooBank. Despite these new Rules, several of the long-discussed problems concerning the electronic publication of new nomina and nomenclatural acts have not been resolved. The publication of this amendment provides an opportunity to discuss some of these in detail. It is important to note that: (1) all works published only online before 2012 are nomenclaturally unavailable; (2) printed copies of the PDFs of works which do not have their own ISSN or ISBN, and which are not obtainable free of charge or by purchase, do not qualify as publications but must be seen as facsimiles of unavailable works and are unable to provide nomenclatural availability to any nomenclatural novelties they may contain; (3) prepublications online of later released online publications are unavailable, i.e., they do not advance the date of publication; (4) the publication dates of works for which online prepublications had been released are not those of these prepublications and it is critical that the real release date of such works appear on the actual final electronic publication, but this is not currently the case in electronic periodicals that distribute such online prepublications and which still indicate on their websites and PDFs the date of release of prepublication as that of publication of the work; (5) supplementary online materials and subsequent formal corrections of either paper or electronic publications distributed only online are nomenclaturally unavailable; (6) nomenclatural information provided on online websites that do not have a fixed content and format, with ISSN or ISBN, is unavailable. We give precise examples of many of these nomenclatural problems. Several of them, when they arise, are due to the fact that the availability of nomenclatural novelties now depends on information that will have to be sought not from the work itself but from extrinsic evidence. As shown by several examples discussed here, an electronic document can be modified while keeping the same DOI and publication date, which is not compatible with the requirements of zoological nomenclature. Therefore, another system of registration of electronic documents as permanent and inalterable will have to be devised. ZooBank also clearly needs to be improved in several respects. Mention in a work of its registration number (LSID) in ZooBank would seem to be possible only if this registration has occurred previously, but some works that have purportedly been registered in ZooBank are in fact missing on this web application. In conclusion, we offer recommendations to authors, referees, editors, publishers, libraries and the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, in the hope that such problems can be limited along with the potential chaos in zoological nomenclature that could result, if careful attention is not paid to the problems we highlight here, from a somewhat misplaced, and perhaps now widespread, understanding that electronic publication of nomenclatural novelties is now allowed and straightforward. We suggest that, as long as the problematic points linked to the new amendment and to electronic publication as a whole are not resolved, nomenclatural novelties continue to be published in paper-printed journals that have so far shown editorial competence regarding taxonomy and nomenclature, which is not the case of several recent electronic-only published journals.

  17. Recent Advances of Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism and Its Applications in Forensic Botany%AFLP分子标记技术的新进展及其在法医植物学中的应用

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    李成涛; 李莉

    2008-01-01

    扩增片段长度多态性(amplified fragment length polymorphism,AFLP)是一种用来检测基因组多态性的新一代分子标记,具有分辨率高、稳定性好、重复性好等特点.近年来,研究人员对该技术进行了不断的优化和完善,并由之衍生出多种相关技术.AFLP技术在动物、植物及微生物等许多研究领域已有广泛应用,在法医植物学中得到初步发展并成为研究热点.本文主要介绍了AFLP技术的新进展以及在法医植物学中的应用情况.

  18. Linguistic differences and similarities in the abstracts of botany and literature = Diferenças e similaridades linguísticas entre os resumos da botânica e da literatura

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    Paz, Juliana Ferreira

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O estudo de linguagens específicas, que estão ligadas a certas áreas de pesquisa, tem se tornado cada vez mais comum e essencial para a compreensão da língua como um todo. Portanto, este artigo tem por objetivo estudar, analisar e comparar a linguagem existente em abstracts a partir de duas diferentes áreas de estudo: a Botânica e a Literatura. A pesquisa relatada neste artigo tem a intenção de identificar as semelhanças e as diferenças linguísticas entre essas duas áreas e classificá-las de acordo com a gramática. A análise dos resultados mostrou que, na linguagem utilizada nos abstracts de Literatura, há um frequente uso de adjetivos, enquanto que, na linguagem dos abstracts da Botânica, há um uso frequente de substantivos

  19. 植物学实验考核体系的建立与实验教学改革探索%A probing into the establishment of experiment assessing system and reforming experimental teaching in Botany

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    李志敏

    2001-01-01

    本文对植物学实验课的考核办法做了介绍,讨论了新的考核制度对实验教学提出的新要求。对实验教学进行了改革:(1)摸索出了“技术实验、验证实验、探索实验”三层次课程结构的划分;(2)教学内容由“封闭式”变为“开放式”;(3)突出对学生实践能力培养,完善实验的“验证性”为“探索性”;(4)变实验教学对象的“被动性”为“主动性”;(5)实验教学“软”件的激活和“硬”件的改善。%The paper probes into the new method for botanical experimental examination, and discusses the new assessing system of how to reform the traditional experimental classes. Five aspects for reforming the class are suggested as follows: 1. Dividing the class into three stages: technical experiment, validating experiment and exploring experiment. 2. Making “close” teaching manner into “open” one. 3. Focus on training students' practice ability, and completing “validating type” of experiment into “exploring type”. 4. Changing the teaching objects from “passivity” into “go-aheadism”. 5. Activating the “soft” of experimental teaching and improving “hard” one.

  20. Lessons from Women in the Agricultural Sciences.

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    Rea, Jennette; And Others

    1989-01-01

    Discusses women who have made an impact in the agricultural sciences. Profiles Elizabeth Pickney, indigo; Jane Colden, botany; Harriet Strong, irrigation and flood control; Anna Comstock, nature studies; Alice Evans, bacteriology; Edith Patch, entomology; and Beatrix Potter, botany. (JOW)

  1. Engaging Students by Emphasising Botanical Concepts over Techniques: Innovative Practical Exercises Using Virtual Microscopy

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    Bonser, Stephen P.; de Permentier, Patrick; Green, Jacinta; Velan, Gary M.; Adam, Paul; Kumar, Rakesh K.

    2013-01-01

    Student interest in botany and enrolment in plant sciences courses tends to be low compared to that in other biological disciplines. One potential way of increasing student interest in botany is to focus on course material designed to raise student enthusiasm and satisfaction. Here, we introduce and evaluate virtual microscopy in botany teaching.…

  2. 76 FR 5199 - Notice of Intent To Prepare a Recreation Area Management Plan, a Comprehensive Transportation and...

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    2011-01-28

    ... management questions and concerns that should be addressed in the plan. The BLM will work collaboratively..., paleontology, botany, special status species, wildlife and fisheries, hydrology, sociology and...

  3. 大学时光

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    JamesThurber; 刘吾

    2004-01-01

    I passed all the other courses that I took at my university, but I could never pass botany. This was because all botany students have to spend several hours a week in a laboratory looking through a microscope at plant cells, and I could never see through a inicroscope. I never once saw a cett

  4. Tiberius Lambergen, een tijdgenoot van David de Gorter

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    Andreas, Ch.H.

    1971-01-01

    A brief biography of Tiberius Lambergen (1717—1763) is given. Lambergen was appointed professor of botany (and medicine) at Franeker in 1749, and of botany, medicine and chemistry at the University of Groningen in 1753. Although there is no definite proof, it is probably correct to assume that Lambe

  5. The Rijksherbarium and its contribution to the knowledge of the tropical Asiatic flora

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    Steenis, van C.G.G.J.

    1979-01-01

    The role played by the Rijksherbarium in the progress of Asian botany is of course closely interwoven with the history of exploration and phytography, and its evaluation needs, therefore, a background setting in the development of scientific botany in the East. The Rijksherbarium was founded after a

  6. Our Human-Plant Connection

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    Clary, Renee; Wandersee, James

    2011-01-01

    It is relatively easy to incorporate plants into a curriculum and extend their use beyond the botany unit into other scientific arenas. There are numerous web-based resources for teachers, including the Human Flower Project (HFP) website, which offers numerous vignettes on all aspects of flowering plants. In addition to botany and invasive plant…

  7. Research and publications

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    NN,

    1987-01-01

    The botany of mangroves by P.B. Tomlinson has been published in the Cambridge Tropical Biology Series, Cambridge University Press. Checklist of the generic names used for Spermatophytes in Malesian botany. During their last years Dr. R.C. BAKHUIZEN VAN DEN BRINK f. and Dr. C.G.G.J VAN STEENIS have r

  8. Contributions to Economic Development of Science and Technology Institutions in Nigeria and Opportunities for Bilateral Cooperation.

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    1979-09-01

    internships and other types of on-the-job training within U.S. industrial organizations, particu- larly in design and manufacturing departments. Also, they...oil as lubricants. Botany Physiology of root parasites [witch weed] which devastate corn fields [Rockefeller]. Roots and tuber storage. Seed propagation...Social Medicine, Psychiatry, Radiology, Surgery. Faculty of Science--Archaeology, Botany , Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics

  9. Xin et al., Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. (2015) 12(6):39-70 ...

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    Proff.Adewunmi

    Key Laboratory of New Animal Drug Project, Gansu Province, Engineering & Technology ... of botany, ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology of ... oestrogen-like, anti-oxidation, anticancer, hepatoprotective and ...

  10. Synergistic interactions between plant extracts, some antibiotics and ...

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    1Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza 12613, Egypt. 2Phytochemistry Department ... herbs simplex virus type 1. The active .... The data with the same letter, at the same column, are insignificant. -, Negative result.

  11. Don't Just Pet Your Chia.

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    Hershey, David R.

    1995-01-01

    Presents ways to use ChiaPets to link biology-related topics such as taxonomy, morphology, ethnobotany, economic botany, hydroponics, salinity, photomorphogenesis, and phototropism with food and fertilizer chemistry, mathematics, art, and history. (MKR)

  12. Antimicrobial activity of a decoction used by Southwestern Nigeria ...

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    2007-11-19

    Nov 19, 2007 ... 1Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Lagos, Akoka Nigeria. 2Department of ... petent to provide healthcare by using herb, animals, and mineral substances as ... Other ingredients added were 20 g of black ...

  13. Climate variability and sustainable food production: Insights from ...

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    obtained from the Ghana Meteorological Agency and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and .... Again, there has been a decline in mean annual rainfall from the period ..... of Botany and Zoology, Australian National University, Australia.

  14. Zoology Department, University o/Cape Town

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    lux, using a solenium light meter kindly loaned by the Botany Department, University .... but paler blue. Dorsally deep purple, fading to blue-pink. Gut brown. Eyes .... These demonstrate a strong and sensitive photonegative reaction, similar to ...

  15. characterisation of the indigenous sheep of kenya using

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    Characterization of sheep populations of Kenya using microsatellite markers: Implications ... 1 Departmentof Botany, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, P.O. Box 62000-00200 Nairobi, .... Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State.

  16. ISSN 1991-8631 —_

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    2 Department of Botany, University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007, India. Corresponding author ... Keywords: Mosses, pollution monitoring, phytotoxicity, heavy metal uptake, cation exchange capacity. ... Stock solution was made of 100 ppm and then ...

  17. Publications of the space biology program for 1975-1977: A special bibliography

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    Felt, J. C. (Compiler); Halstead, T. W. (Compiler)

    1978-01-01

    Documents cited represent research encompassing several disciplines of space biology: botany and plant pathology, physiology and biophysics, agricultural and environmental sciences, anatomy and embryology, cellular and comparative biology, horticulture and aerospace biology.

  18. 33 CFR 80.712 - Morris Island, SC to Hilton Head Island, SC.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 10 across Stono River to the shoreline of Sandy Point. (c) A line drawn from the southernmost extremity of Seabrook Island 257° true across the North Edisto River Entrance to the shore of Botany Bay...

  19. Een experimenteel onderzoek over de werking van de aconitine op het hart

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    Boomsma, Jan Pieter

    1946-01-01

    Een literatuuroverzicht werd gegeven betreffende de geschiedenis, botanie, toxicologie, chemie en pharmacologie van aconitine. Vervolgens werden de verschijnselen, die gedurende de vergiftiging met aconitine aan het hart optraden, bestudeerd. Hiervoor werden de volgende experimenten verricht: 1. Mec

  20. Dissolved oxygen

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    1981-01-01

    Dissolved oxygen concentrations in the waters of Botany Bay and Georges and Cooks Rivers vary mainly as a result of tidal water movements, algal and macrophytic growth and decay, and effects of storms...

  1. Optimization of cultural conditions for production of chitinase by ...

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    Aug 4, 2008 ... 2Centre for Advanced Studies Botany, University of Madras, India. 3Department of .... After 12 h, the development of clear .... Among three media tested, YNB supported high chitinase production of ..... [Epub ahead of print].

  2. Antibacterial activity of seed extracts of Argemone mexicana L. on ...

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    Dec 15, 2009 ... 2Department of Botany, Government Post-Graduate College, Rishikesh-249201, Uttarakhand, India. ... medical problem and challenge worldwide, posing a big threat to ... The fresh yellow, milky, seed extract contains protein-.

  3. Micropropagation of an endangered medicinal herb Chlorophytum ...

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    2014-04-23

    Apr 23, 2014 ... †Present Address: Department of Botany, Shia Post Graduate College, Sitapur Road, Lucknow-226020, Uttar Pradesh, ... in biomass (fresh weight) was obtained. ..... to the problem of asphyxia and hyperhydricity in explants.

  4. Original Research Original Research

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    dyspepsia, bleeding piles, bronchitis, stomach disorde scabies and ... chitis, stomach disorders, blood and .... morbidity and mortality and the costs for the treatment. The natural ..... Pakistan Journal of Botany 47(4): 1575-1579. Karagöz, A.

  5. A Brief Biography of Prof. Yun-chang Wang (1906-)

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    ZHUANG Jian-yun; WEI Shu-xia; 宋银秋

    2006-01-01

    @@ Yun-chang Wang, a Chinese mycologist and pathologist, was born in Neihuang county of Henan province. After his graduation from Agricultural College of Peiping University, he became an assistant researcher in Botany Institute of Peiping Institute.

  6. Original Research Original Research

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    Jun 23, 2013 ... 1Department of Botany, DRM Science College, Da. 2Gulbarga University, ... This study was carried out in Gowrikere tank of Ana. Shivamogga city .... sp., Rivuleria sp., Spirulina major, Synechocystis sp. Desmids. Closterium ...

  7. Flora investigation kicks off on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

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    2008-01-01

    @@ Coordinated by the CAS Kunming Institute of Botany,a project to investigate the floral germplasm resources on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau was initiated recently in Kunming,capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province.

  8. Women and Computers: An Introduction.

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    Perry, Ruth; Greber, Lisa

    1990-01-01

    Discusses women's central role in the development of the computer and their present day peripheral position, a progression paralleled in the fields of botany, medical care, and obstetrics. Affirms the importance of computer education to women. (DM)

  9. Sino-UK Botanists Join Hands for Plant Conservation Strategy

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    2005-01-01

    @@ A joint research symposium on plant conservation with associated formal and informal discussions on science for plant conservation was held on Oct.15 and 16 at the CAS Kunming Institute of Botany in the capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province.

  10. Response of Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and Rhizobium ...

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    2Department of Botany, A.V.C. College (Autonomous), Mannampandal-609 305,. Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu ... Thus it is clear that the dual inoculation with AM fungi and ... estimated by tryphan blue technique (Phillips and. Hayman, 1970).

  11. Spatio-Temporal Variation in Water Quality of Orle River Basin, S.W. ...

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    2011-04-19

    Apr 19, 2011 ... activity of fertilizer applications and bush clearing and subsequent leaf litter .... River Basin, Management Science Review (MSR), Benin City, ... Reservoir”, Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Botany, ... Techniques-A.

  12. (A. Rich.) Hochst, in Niger.

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    2014-04-30

    Apr 30, 2014 ... to stressful environmental conditions, land clearing and overgrazing, is now ..... measures and restoration techniques to undertake are still being defined .... South African Journal of Botany; 77(3):650-. 664. Herrmann S.M. ...

  13. Cloning of low-temperature induced gene from Morus mongolica CK ...

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    Mar 4, 2008 ... gene WAP25 was then cloned by means of RT-PCR technique. The cloned gene has ..... clearing concentrated ions caused by cell dehydration when plants .... Canadian journal of botany-revue canadienne de botanique. 49.

  14. Structure of the Anthrax Research Literature

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    2006-01-01

    analysis. Scientometrics. 1996; 36(3): 435-444. MacRoberts, MH, MacRoberts, BR Citation content analysis of a botany journal. Journal of the...which indicated that only 30% of influences evident in text are reflected in a paper’s references, the text of an issue of the botany journal Sida...number tandem repeat [VNTR] analysis) (Keim et al., 2000) to identify the strain of B. anthracis used in the attack. Additional forensic information

  15. Contributions to Industrial Development of Science and Technology Institutions in Malaysia and Opportunities for Bilateral Cooperation.

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    1979-09-01

    Lumpur vicinity) which operate on a commercial basis. The Chemistry Department and the Geological Survey provide forensic V chemistry services for the...research in Malaysia that would be of lower priority to Malaysian institutions might be of considerable interest to U.S. scientists (i.e., botany ...rank Lecturer or above Biological Sciences Biochemistry 9 Botany 9 Genetics 12 Microbiology 9 Zoology 14 53 Physical Sciences Electronics 6 Physics 14

  16. ONR Tokyo Scientific Bulletin. Volume 5, Number 2 April - June 1980.

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    contains the following Divisions: - Botany , - Zoology, - Geophysics, - Polymer Science, and - Chemistry. In addition, the Faculty of Science contains...MidJuly The 5th International Congress of Yamanashi, Assistant Prof. A Komamine, Dept. (tentative) Plant Tissue Japan of Botany , Faculty of Science...Skougstad. U.S. Geological Survey - Dr. R. L. Williams, Metropolitan Police Forensic Science Laboratory. Invited review lecturers were: - Dr. P. W

  17. Archaeological Investigation in the Gainesville Lake Area of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Volume IV. Biocultural Studies in the Gainesville Lake Area.

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    1981-01-01

    Journal of Archaeology 2(1) 3-4". 1976h Paleoethnobotany of the Koster site: an interim report. Ms. on file, Archaeologica I Botany Laboratory...thesis, Department of Botany , University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Binford, Lewis R. 1972 An archaeological perspective. Seminar Press, New York...Journal of Forensic Medicine 2:51-54. 1957 Sex differences in the foetal pelvis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 15:581-600. Blakely, R. L., ed

  18. National Science Resources Center Project to Improve Science Teaching in Elementary Schools. Appendix D. Science for Children, an Agenda for Action. Appendix E. Science for Children, Resources for Teachers

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    1988-12-01

    URBAN GARDENING. Missouri Botani - K-4 and 5-9. Students at all levels are encouraged to consider the environment cal Garden (Suitcase Science). St...trip planning. OESE serves elementary and secondary teachers and stu- dents throughout the country directly through internships , THE SCIENCE PLACE...paleontology, en- STATE OF MAINE MARINE RESOURCES tomology, and botany . LABORATORY McKown Point West Boothbay Harbor. ME 04575 UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA

  19. Proceedings of the IWCS (International Wire and Cable Symposium (39th) Held in Reno, Nevada on 13-15 Nov 1990

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    1990-11-15

    research in a summer internship with Union Carbide. He is presently completing his Master of Business Administration in Marketing at Vanderbilt University...antimicrobial agents to the waterblocking tape. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The assistance of Dr. David Punter and Dr. Jim Reid of the Department of Botany at...Symposium Proceedings 1990 Ross MLQueen received a M.Sc. in Botany from the Lynne Windsor is president of Fourwin Associates University of Manitoba and a

  20. Cultural Resources Investigation of the Reservoir Shorelines: Gull Lake, Leech Lake, Pine River, and Lake Pokegama. Volume 1,

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    1979-06-01

    rice lake in Minnesota, Canadian Journal of Botany , 47: 1671-1679. Mason, Philip P., ed. 1958 Schoolcraft Expedition to Lake Itasca. Michigan State...The Pedersen Site (21 LN 2), taught Macalester College and Hamline University combined Field School. 1973- Taught internship students from Macalester...Anthropology with a strong emphasis in Archaeology. -, r’Minor: Botany /Ecology. Bachelor of Arts 1971. Moorhead State University. Major: History

  1. Synthetic Beta-Lactam Antibiotics as a Selective Breast Cancer Cell Apoptosis Inducer: Significance in Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment

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    2007-03-01

    Speaker. Discovery of Novel Small Molecules for Cancer Prevention and Therapies. Wuhan Botanical Garden/ Wuhan Institute of Botany , The Chinese Academy...a Moffitt Summer Internship grant to Randy Hill to support this work. References [1] Ellis RE, Yuan JY, Horvitz HR. Mechanisms and functions of cell...Wuhan Institute of Botany , The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, Hubei, China, 2006- MAJOR PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: American Association for

  2. Examination of Potential Anti-Tumor Activity of N-Thiolated b-Lactam Antibiotics in Nude Mice Bearing Human Breast Tumors

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    2006-08-01

    Molecules for Cancer Prevention and Therapies. Wuhan Botanical Garden/ Wuhan Institute of Botany , The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China, October...research grant (NIH RO1 A151351)to Pro- have recently shown that lactam 1 is capable of inducing fessor Edward Turos, and a Moffitt Summer Internship ...Sciences, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, China, 2006- Honorary Professor, Wuhan Botanical Garden/ Wuhan Institute of Botany , The Chinese

  3. Carl Linnaeus, Erasmus Darwin and Anna Seward: Botanical Poetry and Female Education

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    George, Sam

    2014-03-01

    This article will explore the intersection between `literature' and `science' in one key area, the botanical poem with scientific notes. It reveals significant aspects of the way knowledge was gendered in the Enlightenment, which is relevant to the present-day education of girls in science. It aims to illustrate how members of the Lichfield Botanical Society (headed by Erasmus Darwin) became implicated in debates around the education of women in Linnaean botany. The Society's translations from Linnaeus inspired a new genre of women's educational writing, the botanical poem with scientific notes, which emerged at this time. It focuses in particular on a poem by Anna Seward and argues that significant problems regarding the representation of the Linnaean sexual system of botany are found in such works and that women in the culture of botany struggled to give voice to a subject which was judged improper for female education. The story of this unique poem and the surrounding controversies can teach us much about how gender impacted upon women's scientific writing in eighteenth century Britain, and how it shaped the language and terminology of botany in works for female education. In particular, it demonstrates how the sexuality of plants uncovered by Linnaeus is a paradigmatic illustration of how societal forces can simultaneously both constrict and stimulate women's involvement in science. Despite the vast changes to women's access in scientific knowledge of the present day, this `fair sexing' of botany illustrates the struggle that women have undergone to give voice to their botanical knowledge.

  4. Plants from Abroad: Botanical Terminology in 18th-century British Encyclopaedias

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    Elisabetta Lonati

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available During the 18th century British encyclopaedias included in their lemmata an increasing number of botanical lexis, that is the terminology pertaining to “that branch of natural history which treats of the uses, characters, classes, orders, genera, and species of plants. […] and what useful and ornamental purposes may be expected from the cultivation of it [i.e. botany]” (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1768-1771, s.v. Botany. More often than not, these terms represented migrating plants coming from exotic places, new geographical areas, whether eastwards or westwards. The general aim of this survey is to investigate the representation of the botanical science in 18th-century universal and specialized encyclopaedias, starting from prefaces and going on with the micro-texts of the single entries s.v. Botany. The starting point is thus theoretical botany. A further point in the analysis focuses on applied botany and discusses those plants such as Camellia Sinensis, Coffea Arabica, Theobroma Cacao, Saccharum Officinarum and Cinchona Officinalis which were mostly exploited for commercial and/or medical reasons. The individual entries include the most tiny details on the single headwords-topics and also display an acceptable plurality of beliefs, viewpoints and perspectives, focussing on botanical descriptions, historical information, socio-cultural issues, legal, political and commercial considerations.

  5. Summary Information on Employment, Characteristics, Supply, and Training

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    1967-05-01

    Physiology GS 414 Entomology Plant Sciences GS 415 Nematology GS 430 Botany GS 431 Mycology GS 433 Plant taxomony GS 434 Plant pathology GS 435...Bacteriology 7X01—Bacterial metabolism 7X02—Bacterial physiology 7X03—Microbial processes Botany 7001—Bryology 7002—Dendrology 7003— Mycology ...8502— Poultry 8503—Small animal Fish and Wildlife 8601—Controls 8602—Food habits 8603—Habitat influences 8604—Population dynamics 8605

  6. Why Mycophoris is not an orchid seedling, and why Synaptomitus is not a fungal symbiont within this fossil1

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    Selosse, Marc-Andre; Brundrett, Mark; Dearnaley, John

    2017-01-01

    A recent publication in Botany introduced two new taxa: a fossil orchid seed (Mycophoris) and a fossilized basidiomycete fungus (Synaptomitus) in an alleged relationship with this orchid, encased in 15–20 million year old Dominican amber (Poinar, G. 2017. Two new genera, Mycophoris gen. nov......., (Orchidaceae) and Synaptomitus gen. nov. (Basidiomycota) based on a fossil seed with developing embryo and associated fungus in Dominican amber. Botany, 95: 1–8). From the working knowledge of extant orchid seeds, seedlings, and mycorrhiza shared among us, we cannot support these interpretations. Here we...

  7. From Alliance to Acquaintance: The Australian-American Security Relationship

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    1991-12-01

    of this is simple, but not simplistic. Though Australians are ( as stated) unshakeably of the opinion that their armed forces could "not defend Botany ...the site first chosen for a penal colony on the advice of Sir Joseph Banks; Botany Bay. Downcast by the "waterless and drought-stricken environment...U.S. Evatt had a fine forensic mind, as well might a man who had been a high court justice before entering politics, and he was (or became) much more of

  8. Gardens, knowledge and the sciences in the early modern period

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    Remmert, Volker; Wolschke-Bulmahn, Joachim

    2016-01-01

    This volume focuses on the outstanding contributions made by botany and the mathematical sciences to the genesis and development of early modern garden art and garden culture. The many facets of the mathematical sciences and botany point to the increasingly “scientific” approach that was being adopted in and applied to garden art and garden culture in the early modern period. This development was deeply embedded in the philosophical, religious, political, cultural and social contexts, running parallel to the beginning of processes of scientization so characteristic for modern European history. This volume strikingly shows how these various developments are intertwined in gardens for various purposes.

  9. Local benefits of retaining natural vegetation for soil retention and hydrological services

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    O'Farrell, PJ

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 Available online at www.sciencedirect.com South African Journal of Botany x SAJB-00428; No of Pages 11....V. on behalf of SAAB. Keywords: Ecosystem services; Rainfall simulation; Renosterveld fragments; Transformation; Wind erosion PROOAbstract Local benefits of retaining natura hydrologica P.J. O'Farrell a,�, J.S. Donaldso a Plant Conservation Unit, Botany...

  10. Why Mycophoris is not an orchid seedling, and why Synaptomitus is not a fungal symbiont within this fossil

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    Selosse, Marc-Andre; Brundrett, Mark; Dearnaley, John

    2017-01-01

    A recent publication in Botany introduced two new taxa: a fossil orchid seed (Mycophoris) and a fossilized basidiomycete fungus (Synaptomitus) in an alleged relationship with this orchid, encased in 15–20 million year old Dominican amber (Poinar, G. 2017. Two new genera, Mycophoris gen. nov......., (Orchidaceae) and Synaptomitus gen. nov. (Basidiomycota) based on a fossil seed with developing embryo and associated fungus in Dominican amber. Botany, 95: 1–8). From the working knowledge of extant orchid seeds, seedlings, and mycorrhiza shared among us, we cannot support these interpretations. Here we...

  11. Errant corporations, diffuse responsibilities, and the environment: ethical issues in the Orica case study.

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    Grace, Damian

    2009-04-01

    The papers in this volume deal with various aspects of the HCB legacy at the Orica plant at Botany. Whether explicitly or implicitly, they are concerned with questions of ethics; with the just distribution of burdens and benefits; with just processes for disposing of dangerous industrial waste; and with a just custodianship of the Botany environment. These ethical issues illustrate the difficulty of securing corporate accountability, and the elusiveness of responsibility within organisations. This paper reflects on some of the issues for ethics raised by the Orica case and their significance for corporate ethics.

  12. Knowledge Management to Exploit Agrarian Resources as Part of Late-Eighteenth-Century Cultures of Innovation: Friedrich Casimir Medicus and Franz Von Paula Schrank

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    Popplow, Marcus

    2012-01-01

    This essay contributes to a recent strain of research that questions clear-cut dichotomies between "scientists" and "artisans" in the early modern period. With a focus on the exploitation of agrarian resources, it argues for the appreciation of a more complex panorama of intersecting knowledge systems spanning from botany as…

  13. Archaeological Resources Overview of Shaw Air Force Base and Pointsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter County, South Carolina

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    2006-04-01

    Ann Arbor. University Microfilm, Ann Arbor. 1985 Understanding the Evolution of Plant Husbandry in Eastern North America: Lessons from Botany ...Paleoenvironments in Northeastern North America, edited by Walter S. Neuman and Bert Salwen, pp. 137- 159. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences No. 288

  14. Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Communications System Ecological Monitoring Program: Plan and Summary of 1982 Progress.

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    1983-08-01

    Running Water; Annals of Limnology, 6: 133-159. 1970 Ettiot, J.M; Upstream Movements of Bethnic Invertebrates in a Lake District Stream; Journal of...Van der Drieehew, R; Prediction of Mineral Nutrient Status of Trees by Foliar Analysis; Botany Review, 40: 347-394; 1974 Webster, A.B., and Brooke

  15. A Computer-Based Simulation for Teaching Heat Transfer across a Woody Stem

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    Maixner, Michael R.; Noyd, Robert K.; Krueger, Jerome A.

    2010-01-01

    To assist student understanding of heat transfer through woody stems, we developed an instructional package that included an Excel-based, one-dimensional simulation model and a companion instructional worksheet. Guiding undergraduate botany students to applying principles of thermodynamics to plants in nature is fraught with two main obstacles:…

  16. Flora Europaea

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    1958-01-01

    De Redactie van de Flora Europaea zond ons over deze flora de volgende uiteenzetting, die voorkorat in The Times van 2 nov. 1957- Wij hrengen dit artikel gaarne onder de aandacht van de lezerss "Botany affects man's interests at so many points that much more than purely scientific interest attaches

  17. Pocket Checklists of Indonesian timber trees

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    Prawira, Soewanda A.; Tantra, I.G.M.; Whitmore, T.C.

    1984-01-01

    Indonesia as yet does not have a comprehensive account of the forest trees which reach timber size (35 cm dbh = 14 inch or 105 cm gbh = 42 inch). A project has been started in August 1983 by the Botany Section of the Forest Research Institute in Bogor, Indonesia, to prepare pocket checklists of the

  18. DIE PFLANZENSAMMLUNG VON JOACHIM WATTENDORFF (1928-2008) IM HERBARIUM MÜNSTER (MSTR)

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    Baden, Maria; Tenbergen, Bernd

    2014-01-01

    The complete collection of Swiss professor of botany Joachim Wattendorff, born in the small Westphalian town of Borghorst, consists of more than 5,000 samples, considerably enriching the Herbarium (MSTR) in the LWLMuseum für Naturkunde (Museum of Natural History) in Münster, Germany. Over the past...

  19. Crash course Can a seventeen-mile-long collider unlock the universe?

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    Kolbert, Elizabeth

    2007-01-01

    If you think of the sciences as a tower, with one field resting on another until you reach, say, botany or physiology, then particle physics represents the bottommost floor....A full of mysterious particles - "sparticles" - that have yet to be detected; that is is not a universe at all, but a multiverse. (7,5 pages)

  20. SERS internship Spring 1995 abstracts and research papers

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    Davis, B.

    1995-11-01

    Presented topics varied over many fields in science and engineering. Botany on grasses in California, real time face recognition technology, thermogravimetric studies on corrosion and finite element modeling of the human pelvis are examples of discussed subjects. Further fields of study are carcinogenics, waste management, radar imaging, automobile accessories, document searching on the internet, and shooting stars. Individual papers are indexed separately on EDB.

  1. Nogmaals de Franse aardkastanje [Conopodium majus (Gouan) Loret

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    Slim, P.A.; Londo, G.

    1994-01-01

    Naar aanleiding van de vondst in 1988 van Conopodium majus te Bentheim (D)¹ kunnen wij melden dat deze neofiet ter plaatse al zeker 12 jaar langer voorkomt. Op 3 juni 1976 maakte de afdeling Botanie van het vroegere Rijksinstituut voor Natuurbeheer een excursie naar onder andere het Bentheimerwald.

  2. Ephedra equisetina Bunge 及び 近縁植物の種分類と多様性に関する研究

    OpenAIRE

    2015-01-01

    博士論文要旨Abstract 以下に掲載予定:The Journal of Japanese Botany 90(3) pp.235-248 2015. 植物研究雑誌編集委員会. 共著者:Hirokazu Ando, Masashi Matsumoto, Maksut Coşkun, Turgut Yilmaz, Nathalie Allain, Yohei Sasaki, Masayuki Mikage

  3. Research and publications

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    NN,

    1994-01-01

    Botany 2000-Asia — From the Newsletter 3/2 (June 1994) the following: — Workshop on Piperaceae to be held in 1995. For more information write to Mr. M. van Alphen, UNESCO/ROSTEA, 8 Poorvi Marg, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi-11057, India. — The second Symposium on the Zingiberaceae will be held between 9 a

  4. In Memoriam Cornelis (Kees) Kalkman (1928—1998)

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    Baas, Pieter

    1998-01-01

    With the sudden and untimely death of Kees Kalkman on 19 January 1998, systematic botany in general and the Rijksherbarium/Hortus Botanicus in particular lost a great servant. The word servant is appropriate, because in a totally unselfish and very conscientious way Kalkman carried out all the dutie

  5. Remarks on the system of the Spermatophytes

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    Pulle, A.

    1938-01-01

    For the group of plants treated in the “Compendium” I have used the name Spermatophyta. WETTSTEIN in his “Handbuch” remarks that this name is incorrect because in botany the word “sperma” is used for spermatozoids, and from the name Spermatophyta it might be concluded that by it “plants with spermat

  6. The Geology of Somalia: A Selected Bibliography of Somalian Geology, Geography and Earth Science

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    2007-02-01

    and Miller, A. G. 2004. “A Taxonomic Revision of Socotran Indigofereae ( Leguminosae Papilionoideae) with Insights into the Phytogeographical Links of... Leguminosae ) treats two genera, Microcharis and Indigofera, and 16 species, one with two varieties. Indigofera coerulea var. coerulea and I. nugalensis are... Leguminosae )." Annals of Botany. Volume 78, Issue 1, Pages 55-59. Descriptors: Leguminosae ; Caesalpinioideae; Cordeauxia; Stuhlmannia; concertina; mesophyll

  7. Orchard Management: Horticultural Practices for Peace Corps Volunteers. Appropriate Technologies for Development. Reprint R-31.

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    Development and Resources Corp.

    This manual is intended for use by Peace Corps volunteers as a resource for gaining an understanding and knowledge of basic horticultural principles and practices of orchard management. Addressed in the individual units of instructional text are orchard soils; botany of horticultural plants; insect and disease control in orchards; pome, stone,…

  8. Editorial: Papers from the 7th International Conference on Dendrochronology - Cultural Diversity, Environmental Variability

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    Margaret S. Devall; Elaine K. Sutherland

    2008-01-01

    The 7th International Conference on Dendrochronology - Cultural Diversity, Environmental Variability was held in Beijing, China from 11 to 17 June 2006. The conference was organized and hosted by the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IB_CAS) in conjunction with the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Working Group 5.01.07 (Tree-...

  9. Addition to chapter VI b (p. 2011)

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    NN,

    1972-01-01

    Botanic Garden at the University of Malaya. A plan was submitted by Professor W.R. Stanton, head of the Botany Division, University of Malaya, K.L., to establish a new botanic garden of some 100 acres as a teaching facility and for the benefit of biological education institutes and the general publi

  10. Acta Botanica SinicaInstruction for Contributors

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2004-01-01

    Acta Botanica Sinica is the official publication of Botanical Society of China. Founded in 1952, it has become a monthlyjournal. It publishes original papers, rapid communications and reviews on all aspects of plant science in English withChinese abstract. The scope of this journal extends from modern plant science to classical botany.

  11. Reference: 340 [Arabidopsis Phenome Database[Archive

    Lifescience Database Archive (English)

    Full Text Available 340 http://metadb.riken.jp/db/SciNetS_ria224i/cria224u4ria224u16473894i Hartweck L...5-75 16473894 2006 Journal of experimental botany Genger Ruth K|Grey William M|Hartweck Lynn M|Olszewski Neil E

  12. [Simón de Tovar (1528-1596): family networks, American nature and trade in curiosities in 16th century Seville].

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    López Pérez, Miguel; Rey Bueno, Mar

    2006-01-01

    The central character of this work is Simón de Tovar, a citizen of late 16th century Seville, who was an outstanding collector of American plants. Beyond the traditional historiography of early modern Spanish botany, Tovar's activities have been set in the context of an expanding trade in marvels and curiosities.

  13. How-to-Do-It: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Forestry Education.

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    Zipko, Stephen J.

    1983-01-01

    Describes a four- to six-week minicourse featuring topics from language arts, law, history, sociology, mathematics, art, and woodworking in addition to botany, zoology, genetics, ecology, and evolution. Student study is divided into five phases: tree-ring analysis; forest history; seedling competition; genetic improvement and cloning; and a…

  14. Addition to chapter VI b (p. 2011)

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    NN,

    1972-01-01

    Botanic Garden at the University of Malaya. A plan was submitted by Professor W.R. Stanton, head of the Botany Division, University of Malaya, K.L., to establish a new botanic garden of some 100 acres as a teaching facility and for the benefit of biological education institutes and the general

  15. Editorial

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    NN,

    1960-01-01

    The frontispiece selected for this number is a photograph made during a visit by Leyden botanists to the nestor of Malaysian botany, Dr C.A. Backer, at Heemstede, who celebrated his 85th birthday, September 18, 1959. Though now almost confined to his room and his eyesight unfortunately no longer suf

  16. Teaching Botanical Identification to Adults: Experiences of the UK Participatory Science Project "Open Air Laboratories"

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    Stagg, Bethan C.; Donkin, Maria

    2013-01-01

    Taxonomic education and botany are increasingly neglected in schools and universities, leading to a "missed generation" of adults that cannot identify organisms, especially plants. This study pilots three methods for teaching identification of native plant species to forty-three adults engaged in the participatory science project…

  17. Carl Linnaeus: pictures and propaganda.

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    Fara, Patricia

    2003-03-01

    How do scientists become famous? Carl Linnaeus was an expert at self-promotion who used portraits to gain patronage and consolidate his reputation. His sexualized classification system was hugely controversial, yet his successors celebrated him as a great hero of botany.

  18. Density and Specific Gravity Metrics in Biomass Research

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    Micheal C. Wiemann; G. Bruce Williamson

    2012-01-01

    Following the 2010 publication of Measuring Wood Specific Gravity… Correctly in the American Journal of Botany, readers contacted us to inquire about application of wood density and specific gravity to biomass research. Here we recommend methods for sample collection, volume measurement, and determination of wood density and specific gravity for...

  19. Constructing Knowledge with an Agent-Based Instructional Program: A Comparison of Cooperative and Individual Meaning Making

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    Moreno, Roxana

    2009-01-01

    Participants in the present study were 87 college students who learned about botany using an agent-based instructional program with three different learning approaches: individual, jigsaw, or cooperative learning. Results showed no differences among learning approaches on retention. Students in jigsaw groups reported higher cognitive load during…

  20. State of progress in the taxonomy of Malaysian plants

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    NN,

    1947-01-01

    Bignoniaceae. Dr van Steenis is wording on a revision of the Malaysian Bignoniaceae for Flor. Mal.. Burmanniaceae. Dr F.P. Jonker, Herbarium, & Museum voor Systematische Botanie, Lange Nieuwstraat 106, Utrecht, Holland, is preparing a new revision of the Burmanniaceae for Fl. Mal.

  1. The Institute of Biological Sciences Herbarium (PBDH), University of the Philippines Los Baños

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    Buot, I.E.; Hernaez, B.F.; Tandang, D.N.

    2002-01-01

    With the founding of the Museum of Natural History (MNH) at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) the former Department of Botany Herbarium (CAHUP) has been transferred to this. This required the establishment of another herbarium to cater to the increasing need by courses in systematic

  2. Fun with Fungi.

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    McLure, John W.

    1993-01-01

    Describes hands-on activities with fungi that may provoke the curiosity of early adolescents and increase their enjoyment and understanding of a vast, important portion of botany. Some of the activities may be conducted during the winter months when most fieldwork ceases. (PR)

  3. Miscellaneous information

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    NN,

    1983-01-01

    Tropical Botany in Aberdeen University. This was started by Professor J.W.H. Trail, who held the chair from 1877 to 1919, and travelled in the Amazon Valley (1873-75) mainly collecting cryptogams and studying palms. He was succeeded by Prof. W.G. Craib (1920-33) who was never in the tropics but

  4. Why Ficus, why Moraceae?

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    Corner, E.J.H.

    1963-01-01

    As a student, I used to enjoy ’Karsten and Schenck’ propped up on the breakfast-table. With equal familiarity I treated ’Kerner’, 'Schimper', and other great picture-books of botany. The time came to translate the dreams of youth into vocation. ”Protista”, said the professor of zoology, ”are the

  5. Inflamed with Study: Eighteenth-Century Higher Education and the Formation of the American Constitutional Mind

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    1989-09-30

    his life, he studied chemistry, botany and military science under leading authorities. Following his tour, he returned to England, completed his formal...Hamilton--though with more consistency than the former and less brilliance than the latter--in an era when forensic ability was highly prized." 4 1

  6. The Effect of Diethylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether (DiEGME) on Microbial Contamination of Jet Fuel: A Minimum Concentration Study

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    2010-03-01

    identification are also listed elsewhere (11). Cladosporium resinae (Roswell) was identified by light microscopy, performed by Forensic Analytical of Rancho...Palm, and E. B. McCray. 2003. Fungal Databases, Systematic Botany & Mycology Laboratory http://nt.ars-grin.gov/fungaldatabases/. USDA Garrity, G

  7. Emerging Concepts for Integrating Human and Environmental Water Needs in River Basin Management

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    2005-09-01

    processes cannot be monitored in “real time” and must instead be inferred from “post-event” forensic evaluations of the river. These attributes make the...international research experience in marine biology, aquatic botany , estuarine and river management, and environmental science, employed by the Dutch Royal

  8. Contracting of Samples for Chemical Analyses. What You Should Know about It

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    1990-08-01

    when non-chemistry majors are in charge of the lab-persons with a degree in Geology, Botany , or English. Don’t laugh, it happens. That knowledge of...Graduate studies, Forensic Science Michigan State University, 1975-1976 East Lansing, Michigan B.S., Chemistry Eastern Michigan University, 1975 Ypsilanti

  9. Development of Ecological Indicator Guilds for Land Management

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    2005-12-25

    McArthur. 1982. A comparison of water stress between males and females of 4 species of desert shrubs. Forensic Science 28:304-308. Friauf, J.J...Canadian Journal of Botany 63:367-376. McCune, B., and M.J. Mefford. 1999. PC-ORD. Multivariate Analysis of Ecological Data, Version 4.25

  10. Boerhaave: Author and Editor *

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    Lindeboom, G. A.

    1974-01-01

    The many facets of Herman Boerhaave's life are presented. He was a renowned teacher, physician, author, and editor. Discussed here are his activities as cataloger of the Vossius Collection, author of books on chemistry, botany, and medicine, and as editor of works by Vesalius and early Greek medical writers. Printing and bookselling in Leiden during Boerhaave's era are described. Images PMID:4596962

  11. Defense Force Management: Occupation Distribution and Composition.

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    1992-03-01

    diitteseilss lyve medicine, veterinary medicine. optometry, phlysilolgy. diet therapy . medical equipmerint main- s2. Clericaj/Personne-Includes combined...Includes ecology, zoý- 61. Health Services Administration Officers-4n. ology, botany, horticulture , conservatioand at cludles all medical and health

  12. Peru, People and Plants.

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    Thompson, Dennis

    Designed for horticulture, horticulture therapy, and botany students at Edmonds Community College (Washington), this 6-hour module explores the pre-Columbian use of plant materials in Peru and its relationships to cultural practices in modern Peru. The first sections provide basic information about the module, such as its objectives, the concepts…

  13. 79 new cyclopeptides discovered from 28 plants

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2007-01-01

    @@ A key innovative research result has been achieved in systematic chemistry of plant cyclopeptides (PCPs), a group of important plant metabolites, by a research team with the CAS Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB)in the capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province. According to a recent announcement released by the Institute, its chemists have brought to light 79 new PCPs.

  14. 47th ANZAAS Congress (abstracts) Vol. I, Sections 1-18

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    1976-01-01

    Abstracts are included for approximately 250 papers. The subject areas covered by the papers include the following: (1) physics, (2) chemistry, (3) geology, (4) architecture and town planning, (5) pharmaceutical sciences, (6) optometry, (7) zoology, (8) botany, (9) agriculture and forestry, (10) physiology, and (11) food science and nutrition. An author index is included. (MOW)

  15. Personal news

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    NN,

    1986-01-01

    Dr. W.-L. CHEW has formerly been a curator in SING, staff member of NSW, attached to the IUCN until 1982 and to the United Nations in Thailand for conservation purposes until 1983. He has now returned to botany revitalizing his project on the Malesian Piperaceae on which he had worked before, publis

  16. Plant Biotech Lab Manual.

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    Tant, Carl

    This book provides laboratory experiments to enhance any food science/botany curriculum. Chapter 1, "Introduction," presents a survey of the techniques used in plant biotechnology laboratory procedures. Chapter 2, "Micronutrition," discusses media and nutritional requirements for tissue culture studies. Chapter 3, "Sterile Seeds," focuses on the…

  17. Dates of Botanical Publications 1788-1792

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    Stafleu, F.A.

    1963-01-01

    Questions of priority often necessitate a search for precise dates of publication. Much research of this kind has already been done, for instance by Britten and Woodward in their “Bibliographical notes” published in the Journal of Botany, by O. Kuntze in his Revisio generum plantarum, by W. T. Stear

  18. Personal news

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    NN,

    1983-01-01

    Mrs. Delia D. Adefuin, Museum Research Assistant, Manila, is pursuing her M.S. in Botany degree. She is currently the Secretary of the Fern Society of the Philippines. She is working on the Fern Flora of Metro Manila and is preparing the manuscript of a pictorial encyclopedia which will include desc

  19. Research and publications

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    NN,

    1994-01-01

    Botany 2000-Asia — From the Newsletter 3/2 (June 1994) the following: — Workshop on Piperaceae to be held in 1995. For more information write to Mr. M. van Alphen, UNESCO/ROSTEA, 8 Poorvi Marg, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi-11057, India. — The second Symposium on the Zingiberaceae will be held between 9

  20. Prof. Long Chunlin Receives Harshberger Medal

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2005-01-01

    @@ Prof. Dr. Long Chunlin, an ethnobotanist at the CAS Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB), has been chosen by the Society of Ethnobotany of India as a laureate of the Harshberger Medal for his outstanding contributions to ethnobotany, an interdisciplinary field which studies how plants are used in various cultures.

  1. Book notices

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    Rafinesque, C.S.

    1963-01-01

    Abstracts of papers presented at the meetings of the Botanical Society of America, in Am. J. Bot. 49 (1962), as far as these relate to Malaysian botany. Author’s addresses are found in the Journal. Canright, J.E. & M.P. Paden: Contributions of pollen morphology to the phylogeny of the Annonaceae, Eu

  2. Final Environmental Assessment for Beddown of the 610th Security Forces Squadron Regional Training Center at Fort Wolters, Texas

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    2011-12-01

    Wolters 8-1 Section 8 - List of Preparers and Contributors David Eskew, Senior Environmental Scientist, OTIE B.S., Agronomy , University of...Tennessee, 1971 M.S., Agronomy , University of Wisconsin, 1973 Ph.D., Agronomy /Botany, Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, 1975 Years of Experience

  3. What Is a Leaf? An Online Tutorial and Tests

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    Burrows, Geoffrey

    2008-01-01

    A leaf is a fundamental unit in botany and understanding what constitutes a leaf is fundamental to many plant science activities. My observations and subsequent testing indicated that many students could not confidently and consistently recognise a leaf from a leaflet, or recognise basic leaf arrangements and the various types of compound or…

  4. Let Peter Rabbit Play in the Garden: Using Beatrix Potter's Work to Integrate Ecological Literacy into Montessori Classrooms

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    Johnson, Kelly

    2015-01-01

    Kelly Johnson introduces a series of lessons that incorporate literacy, observation, botany, history, place studies, writing, and art, with a long-term eco-literacy goal of connectedness and a conservation ethic. Johnson's initial idea to use Beatrix Potter as a model in the Lower Elementary classroom came after extensively researching…

  5. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    The Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management (EJESM) is based ... Botany, Conservation studies, Food and Nutrition, Water Resources, Urban Studies, ... Open Access DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT Subscription or Fee Access ... Contributions of vehicle inspection operations to traffic system in Abuja, Nigeria ...

  6. 50 Years of JBE: The Evolution of Biology as a School Subject

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    Jenkins, Edgar

    2016-01-01

    When the "Journal of Biological Education" was first published in 1967, biology was still very much the Cinderella of the three school sciences in many countries. Most selective secondary school biology courses readily betrayed their origins as an unconvincing coalition of botany and zoology. In the non-selective secondary modern…

  7. 15 June 2002, 300th anniversary of Rumphius’ death

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    Veldkamp, J.F.

    2002-01-01

    On 15 June 2002, it will be the 300th anniversary of the death of the founder of Malesian botany, zoology, and geology, Georg Everhard Rumpf, better known as Rumphius (probably late 1627-1702). It seemed suitable to present a brief commemoration here. This being a botanical bulletin, I will mainly d

  8. The Natural Classroom: A Directory of Field Courses, Programs, and Expeditions in the Natural Sciences.

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    Edelman, Jack R.

    The purpose of this book is to increase awareness of the numerous seminars, short courses, field courses, workshops, and programs for teachers, students, naturalists, and independent scholars. These programs emphasize the natural sciences including general biology, botany, zoology, ecology, marine biology, ichthyology, microbiology, natural…

  9. Teaching Flower Structure & Floral Formulae--A Mix of the Real & Virtual Worlds

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    Burrows, Geoff

    2010-01-01

    The study of flower structure is essential in plant identification and in understanding sexual reproduction in plants, pollination syndromes, plant breeding, and fruit structure. Thus, study of flower structure and construction of floral formulae are standard parts of first-year university botany and biology courses. These activities involve…

  10. Fun with Fungi.

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    McLure, John W.

    1993-01-01

    Describes hands-on activities with fungi that may provoke the curiosity of early adolescents and increase their enjoyment and understanding of a vast, important portion of botany. Some of the activities may be conducted during the winter months when most fieldwork ceases. (PR)

  11. WetVegEurope

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    Landucci, Flavia; Řezníčková, Marcela; Šumberová, Kateřina; Hennekens, S.M.; Schaminée, J.H.J.

    2015-01-01

    WetVegEurope is a research project (http://www.sci.muni.cz/botany/vegsci/wetveg) whose goal is to provide a synthesized formalized classification of the aquatic and marsh vegetation across Europe at the level of phytosociological associations. In order to achieve the project objective, a WetVegEu

  12. EU project on agronomic portfolio kicks off

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    2007-01-01

    @@ The launching meeting for "benefiting from an improved agricultural portfolio in Asia," a research project supported by the European Commission under the Framework Program 6,was held at the CAS Institute of Botany (IBCAS) on 6 and 7 November, 2006 in Beijing.

  13. Science Fair Scene: Turning Ideas into Projects.

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    McQueen, David R.

    1991-01-01

    Outlines the steps necessary to conduct a science fair project and examines two specific examples of how a basic idea for a science fair topic can be followed to its completion. Provides examples of day-to-day operational science in a basic botany project and a lunar geography project. (JJK)

  14. Knowledge Management to Exploit Agrarian Resources as Part of Late-Eighteenth-Century Cultures of Innovation: Friedrich Casimir Medicus and Franz Von Paula Schrank

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    Popplow, Marcus

    2012-01-01

    This essay contributes to a recent strain of research that questions clear-cut dichotomies between "scientists" and "artisans" in the early modern period. With a focus on the exploitation of agrarian resources, it argues for the appreciation of a more complex panorama of intersecting knowledge systems spanning from botany as…

  15. F. A. W. Miquel, Netherlands botanist

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    Stafleu, F.A.

    1966-01-01

    The University herbarium of Utrecht dates traditionally from the year 1816 when a collection of about 3000 plants was bought from the professor of botany M. van Geuns (1735-1817). It is possible that other collections of dried plants were already owned by the University or at any rate by the botanic

  16. New R & D center to address energy problems

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    2008-01-01

    @@ The joint launching ceremony for the Research and Development Center for Energy Plants, the CAS Institute of Botany (IBCAS), and the R&D Laboratory for Sweet Sorghum co-established by IBCAS and the Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL) in Singapore was held on 10 December at IOB in Beijing.

  17. Browse Title Index

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    Items 51 - 100 of 208 ... Vol 3, No 1 (2001): (Botany), Cowpea growth pattern, metabolism ... chloride and investigation of antioxidant effects of vitamin E and C, Abstract PDF ... of Aeromonas spp. isolated from foodstuffs and human infections ... Vol 16 (2014), Effect of plant-growth-promoting rhizobacteria inoculation on plant ...

  18. Innovative Techniques for Large-Scale Collection, Processing, and Storage of Eelgrass (Zostera marina) Seeds

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    2007-12-01

    Delmarva Coastal Bays, USA. Aquatic Botany 84:26-36. Pickerell, C. H., S. Schott, and S. Wyllie- Echeverria . 2005. Buoy deployed seeding... Echeverria . 2006. Buoy-deployed seeding: A new low-cost technique for restoration of submerged aquatic vegetation from seed. SAV Technical Notes Collection

  19. Miscellaneous information

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    1983-01-01

    Tropical Botany in Aberdeen University. This was started by Professor J.W.H. Trail, who held the chair from 1877 to 1919, and travelled in the Amazon Valley (1873-75) mainly collecting cryptogams and studying palms. He was succeeded by Prof. W.G. Craib (1920-33) who was never in the tropics but devo

  20. Book notices

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    1956-01-01

    Barrett, C.: Wild life of Australia and New Guinea. 229 pp., ill., 1955. Describes in a fascinating and not too technical manner the life stories of animals of Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea. Bor, N.L.: Manual of Indian forest botany. 441 pp. A systematically planned treatise with keys to the

  1. Cyclopaedia of collectors

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    1985-01-01

    Served as a botanist with the Division of Botany, Lae, Papua New Guinea, from May, 1969, to March, 1975. Collections in NGF and LAE series from the West and East Sepik, Madang, Morobe, Western and Eastern Highlands, Western and Central Distr., Manus Island, New Britain and Bougainville. Left LAE in

  2. New Workflows for Born-Digital Assets: Managing Charles E. Bracker's Orchid Photographs Collection

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    Hurford, Amanda A.; Runyon, Carolyn F.

    2011-01-01

    Charles E. Bracker was a professor of botany and plant pathology at Purdue University from 1964 to 1999. His late wife, Anri, was an orchid enthusiast who began collecting and housing orchids in the 1980s. In 2009, Bracker's 30,000 digital orchid photographs were donated to Ball State University Libraries, where both of this article's authors…

  3. Compendium of sunflower disease and insect pests

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    The Compendium of Sunflower Diseases and Pests is a new addition to the popular APS Press series of plant disease compendia. This will be the most comprehensive guide to sunflower diseases and pests in the world. The introduction contains brief histories of sunflower use and production, botany of th...

  4. Effect of hydro cooling and packaging on the shelf life of cold stored ...

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    Fruits were destalked such that the fruit stalk was 2 mm from fruit base and selected for uniformity ..... temperature storage of 5 ºC also contributed for slowing rot development. Peel color .... of litchi fruit. South. China Institute of Botany April 2004.

  5. Expeditions and other fieldwork

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    Seidenschwarz, F.

    1997-01-01

    Flora and vegetation study of Suluan Island, Eastern Samar, Philippines — A group of botanists from the University of San Carlos Botany Research Group (USCBRG) and CEBU (Ms. E. Elumbaring, Dr. B. Heeger, Dr. F. Seidenschwarz, and Ms. S. Semblante) is studying the flora and vegetation of Suluan Islan

  6. Teaching Flower Structure & Floral Formulae--A Mix of the Real & Virtual Worlds

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    Burrows, Geoff

    2010-01-01

    The study of flower structure is essential in plant identification and in understanding sexual reproduction in plants, pollination syndromes, plant breeding, and fruit structure. Thus, study of flower structure and construction of floral formulae are standard parts of first-year university botany and biology courses. These activities involve…

  7. Index to Ecology (Multimedia). Second Edition.

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    University of Southern California, Los Angeles. National Information Center for Educational Media.

    This expanded catalog lists over 8,000 films, filmstrips, videotapes, transparencies, audiotapes, and records dealing with environmental and ecological topics. Subjects include: amphibians, botany, birth control, city planning, evolution, food chains, farming, oceanography, and sea life. Titles are listed alphabetically. Though entries are not…

  8. 50 Years of JBE: The Evolution of Biology as a School Subject

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    Jenkins, Edgar

    2016-01-01

    When the "Journal of Biological Education" was first published in 1967, biology was still very much the Cinderella of the three school sciences in many countries. Most selective secondary school biology courses readily betrayed their origins as an unconvincing coalition of botany and zoology. In the non-selective secondary modern…

  9. CHAPTER ONE

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    Applied Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Botany and Microbiology,. University of ... Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, Shigella dysentariae, Staphylococcus aureus and Vibrio cholerae were ... easily transmitted to young children by ... for the preparation of simple sugar/salt solutions that.

  10. Rare and new Laboulbeniales from Poland. X

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    Tomasz Majewski

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available In a consecutive paper in the series concerning Polish Laboulbeniales, several species new for Poland are reported. Similarly as in the earlier papers of this series, all specimens were found by the author (if not otherwise indicated. The specimens are kept in the author's collection at the Mycology Laboratory of the Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw.

  11. Recent advances in pharmaceutical sciences V

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    2015-01-01

    This E-book is the fifth volume of a series that compiles contributions from different areas of the multidisciplinary field of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The E-book consists of 11 chapters that cover the areas of organic chemistry, health and environmental management, plant physiology, food science, toxicology, botany, parasitology, physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology, microbiology, and pharmacology.

  12. Recent Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences VI

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    2016-01-01

    This E-book is the sixth volume of a series that compiles contributions from different areas of the multidisciplinary field of Pharmaceutical Sciences, particularly phisical chemistry, food science, toxicology, botany, biochemistry and molecular biology, preventive medicine and public health, pharmacology, physiology, microbiology, and parasitology.

  13. Multiple Objectives Achieved with a Germination Experiment in a Science Education Biology Class

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    Bergwerff, Ken; Warners, David

    2007-01-01

    In our college course, "Life Science for Elementary School Teachers," our investigation assesses the germination success of an invasive plant, purple loosestrife, compared to native wildflowers. Topics addressed include the scientific method, experimental design, seed dormancy, plant competition, ethno-botany, and success of non-native plants. The…

  14. Outstanding Science Tradebooks for Children for 1994.

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    Science and Children, 1994

    1994-01-01

    Includes trade book reviews from 11 categories: Animals; Archaeology, Anthropology, and Paleontology; Biography (Charles. Darwin, Jackal Woman, Rachel Carson, and Marie Curie); Botany; Chemistry and Mineralogy, Environment and Conservation; Geology and Meteorology; The Human Body and Sexuality; Nature and Life; Ocean and Shore Life; and Physics,…

  15. Volume 10 No. 11 November 2010 4340 SOIL MICROBE ...

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    Nov 11, 2010 ... Volume 10 No. 11 .... were added [28, 29]. The role of ... the AM roots to exploit a larger volume of soil than the roots alone [37]. P .... Canadian Journal of Botany. 2001 ... Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis.

  16. Identification of hydroxylcinnamoyl tartaric acid esters in Bidens pilosa by UPLC-tandem mass spectrometry

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    Khoza, BS

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available of Botany, vol. 103: 95-100 Identification of hydroxylcinnamoyl tartaric acid esters in Bidens pilosa by UPLC-tandem mass spectrometry Khoza BS Gbashi S Steenkamp PA Njobe PB Madala NE ABSTRACT: Bidens pilosa is a medicinal plant used...

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    The micro organisms used in this study are skin pathogens; nine bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus ... oxytoca, Streptococcus pyogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 9027), ... albicans and incubated at 37°C for 24 hours under aerobic conditions. ..... traditional medicine, South African Journal of Botany 73. pp 435–440.

  18. Download this PDF file

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    Aquatic Sciences and Technology, UDSM, P.O. Box 35064 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; 3Botany ... However, there were no significant differences in E. acoroides shoot density ..... Ann u 5 than $12.26 Gun 5 BEE-WE monewaow mewmiouofiaa0.

  19. Publication List - New York State Museum.

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    New York State Museum, Albany.

    Presented is a list of publications in six areas: (1) Anthropology and Archeology, (2) Botany, (3) Entomology, (4) Zoology, (5) Geology and Paleontology, and (6) Miscellaneous. This list was produced by the New York State Department of Education in cooperation with the New York State Museum. The list includes the publication number, author(s),…

  20. Plant Biotech Lab Manual.

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    Tant, Carl

    This book provides laboratory experiments to enhance any food science/botany curriculum. Chapter 1, "Introduction," presents a survey of the techniques used in plant biotechnology laboratory procedures. Chapter 2, "Micronutrition," discusses media and nutritional requirements for tissue culture studies. Chapter 3, "Sterile Seeds," focuses on the…

  1. Personal news

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    1966-01-01

    Dr. P. S. Ashton has taken up an appointment as a lecturer in botany at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, after the completion of his work in Sarawak in September 1966. A programme of cooperation has come into existence between the universities of Aberdeen and Kuala Lumpur, Malaya. Dr. Ashton’s

  2. 78 FR 39311 - Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan Amendment and an Associated Environmental...

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    2013-07-01

    ...; and, how would the proposed VRM classification affect recreation. The planning work will be completed... management questions and concerns that should be addressed in the plan. The BLM will work collaboratively..., botany, lands and realty, hydrology, soils, sociology, and economics. Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 43...

  3. The role of biotechnology in the socio-economic advancement and ...

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    2006-12-04

    Dec 4, 2006 ... 2Applied Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Botany ... microorganisms such as bacteriophages and bacterial plasmids as ... the term biotechnology to refer to the tools of genetic ... technique for the controlled modification or transfer of ..... also produced using modern biotechnology.

  4. Opportunities in Biological Sciences; [VGM Career Horizons Series].

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    Winter, Charles A.

    This book provides job descriptions and discusses career opportunities in various fields of the biological sciences. These fields include: (1) biotechnology, genetics, biomedical engineering, microbiology, mycology, systematic biology, marine and aquatic biology, botany, plant physiology, plant pathology, ecology, and wildlife biology; (2) the…

  5. preliminary phytochemical screening and antimicrobial activity of ...

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    extracts demonstrated promising activity against the test organisms. The activity of methanol ... concentration (MIC) showed that methanol and ethyl acetate extracts had the lowest MIC value. (10mg/ml) ... seeds of avocado pear was found to be greater than. 70% (Soong ..... Hill, A. F. (1952): Economic Botany: A Textbook of.

  6. Review

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    Kern, J.H.

    1967-01-01

    Dr. McClure’s studies on the bamboos date from a period of service in China, at first as an Agricultural Explorer, since 1931 as a Professor of Botany at Lingnan University in Canton. On field trips in the Chinese interior and in Indo-China he collected numerous living bamboos, which were transplant

  7. Cultural Resources Investigation of Homme Reservoir, Walsh County, North Dakota,

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    1981-10-28

    and botany as well as unpublished reports in the anthropology de- partments of the University of North Dakota and the University of Minnesota. We also...Hamline University combined Field School. 1973- Taught internship students from Macalester College and Ham- 1975 line University, while employed at

  8. U.G. Government Technology Information Locator

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    1998-04-01

    library. It collects materials in all major areas of the health sciences and, to a lesser degree, other areas (i.e., chemistry, physics, botany , and...speeches, seminars and workshops, internships , meetings and visits, articles, abstracts from newspapers, periodicals, and books. All material is

  9. Rotorwash Operational Footprint Modeling

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    2014-07-01

    Effect of Wind Exposure on the Tree Aerial Architecture and Biomechanics of Sitka Spruce,” American Journal of Botany , 2006. I-11. Gardiner, B...the test equipment) for conducting rotorwash testing at AgustaWestland. This work was completed as part of an internship in Yeovil in 2007 and 2008

  10. Summary of Research Academic Departments 1992-1993

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    1993-10-01

    and century poem. The reading is based upon evidence more expressive of transcendent mutuality, while drawn from botany , historical accounts, evidence...Graubart overseas program and internship literary topics and gave more than 20 presentations opportunities at U.S. embassies in France and at national and

  11. Cultural Resources Investigation of Eau Galle Reservoir, Pierce and St. Croix Counties, Wisconsin,

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    1985-05-01

    Springfield, Ill. July 19-21. McAndrews, John 1969 Paleobotany of a wild rice lake in Minnesota. Canadian " Journal of Botany 47(11):671-679. Merritt...1973- Taught internship students from Macalester College and Ham- 1975 line University, while employed at The Science Museum of Minnesota. 1977 Taught

  12. JPRS Report - Science & Technology USSR: Life Sciences.

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    1988-04-22

    conducted in the department of cytophysiology and cellular engineering of the UkSSR Academy of Science Institute of Botany in Kiev. Yuriy Yuryevich... internship under the direct supervision of the institute. 13227 JPRS-ULS-88-008 22 April 1988 Electrical Activity of Human Brain Under Conditions of

  13. Air Force-Wide Needs for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Academic Degrees

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    2014-01-01

    situational judgment tests, internships , essay assessments, and portfolios of work are more accurate measures of ability than multiple- choice tests, and...8217landscape’architecture’(0807),’geology’(1350),’fire’prevention’engr’(0804),’hydrology’(1315),’public’utilities’specialist’(1130),’ botany (0430

  14. A Regional Simulation to Explore Impacts of Resource Use and Constraints

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    2007-03-01

    V.H. Meeting in Columbus, GA on research in the Fort Benning region, Columbus, GA, October 30, 2002 Dale, V.H. Botany Department, University of...Laboratory. Presentation to students in the Department of Energy’s Student Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN.

  15. Cultural Resource Investigation of the Grand Forks/East Grand Forks Urban Study and the East Grand Forks Flood Control Project,

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    1981-04-01

    Quarterly. A variety of monographs Non North Dakota and Minnesota prehistory, history, geology, geo- graphy, and botany were checked as were unpublished...1973- Taught internship students from Macalester College and Hamline 1975 University, while enployed at The Science IMseum of Minnesota. 1977 Taught

  16. JPRS Report, East Europe

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    1987-12-16

    internship in a line unit, I returned to Warsaw, to the tank technical administra- tion. Then in the Tank-Truck Service I served in various positions...Institute for Experimental Botany of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences [CSAV] in Olomouc, and one at the Research Institute for Plant Production in

  17. Response of micro-algae in the Kromme Estuary to managed ...

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    Jan 1, 2006 ... Botany Department, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, PO Box 77000, Port Elizabeth 6031, South Africa. Abstract .... clearing along the banks of the estuary associated with recrea- ... The method is a combination of techniques ...... release into the Kromme Estuary: Overview and interpretation for.

  18. JOPAT [14th Edition - Jan to Dec 2009

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    2Laboratory of Herbal Pesticide, Centre of Advanced Study in Botany ... the help of the Flora of BHU campus (2) and leaves of these plants were collected from ... Presence of flavonoids in the plant sample was determined following (5) and (7).

  19. Comparative Analysis of Selected Factors Affecting Fruit Phenotype ...

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    Sclerocarya birrea is a prime species for ... as yield per tree for the three subspecies of Sclerocarya from two types of land use (farmland and wild). ... provide a figure of an average of one ton of fruit ...... American Journal of Botany, 96, pp. 912-.

  20. Occurrence and recalcitrance of polyethylene bag waste in Nigerian ...

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    2010-09-13

    Sep 13, 2010 ... Department of Botany and Microbiology University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria. Accepted 30 July ... packaging and containers for drugs. The film is used ... polyethylene waste materials has been adopted as a management ..... and the microbial quality of the preserved and unpreserved juice. Trop. Sci.

  1. Herkomstenonderzoek van de Douglas in Nederland

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    Veen, B.

    1951-01-01

    Botany, strains and natural region (topography, geology, soil types, climate and ecology) were described for Pseudotsuga taxifolia (Poir.) Britt. in the coniferous forests of North West America. Seeds of 35 known provenances were introduced in different parts of the Netherlands between 1923

  2. 77 FR 14414 - Notice of Intent To Revise Resource Management Plans and an Associated Environmental Impact...

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    2012-03-09

    ... involved in the planning process: Timber, wildlife and fisheries, economics, botany, climate change/carbon... Environmental Impact Statement for Six Western Oregon Districts of the Bureau of Land Management AGENCY: Bureau..., the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Oregon State Office, Portland, Oregon, intends to revise...

  3. Outstanding Science Tradebooks for Children for 1994.

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    Science and Children, 1994

    1994-01-01

    Includes trade book reviews from 11 categories: Animals; Archaeology, Anthropology, and Paleontology; Biography (Charles. Darwin, Jackal Woman, Rachel Carson, and Marie Curie); Botany; Chemistry and Mineralogy, Environment and Conservation; Geology and Meteorology; The Human Body and Sexuality; Nature and Life; Ocean and Shore Life; and Physics,…

  4. 75 FR 14623 - Notice of Availability of the Draft Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area Management Plan and Draft...

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    2010-03-26

    ... . Fax: (760) 337-4490. Mail: 1661 So. 4th St., El Centro, California 92243. Copies of the Draft Imperial Sand Dunes RAMP/EIS are available in the El ] Centro Field Office at the above address and at the BLM...: Recreation; transportation and public access; wildlife and botany; cultural resources and paleontology...

  5. Technology-Enhanced Formative Assessment of Plant Identification

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    Conejo, Ricardo; Garcia-Viñas, Juan Ignacio; Gastón, Aitor; Barros, Beatriz

    2016-01-01

    Developing plant identification skills is an important part of the curriculum of any botany course in higher education. Frequent practice with dried and fresh plants is necessary to recognize the diversity of forms, states, and details that a species can present. We have developed a web-based assessment system for mobile devices that is able to…

  6. Temperature sensitivity (Q10), and dynamics of soil organic matter (SOM) decomposition in permafrost soils with different carbon quality and under experimental warming. R. Bracho1, E.A.G Schuur1, E. Pegoraro1, K.G. Crummer1, S. Natali2, J. Zhou, Y Luo3, J. L. Wu3, M. Tiedje4, K. Konstantinidis5 1Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 2Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, MA. 3Institute for Environmental Genomics and Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 4Center for Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; 5Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics and School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

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    Bracho, R. G.; Schuur, E. A.; Pegoraro, E.; Crummer, K. G.; Natali, S.; Zhou, J.; Wu, L.; Luo, Y.; Tiedje, J. M.; Konstantinidis, K.

    2013-12-01

    Permafrost soils contain approximately1700 Pg of carbon (C), twice the amount of C in the atmosphere. Temperatures in higher latitudes are increasing, inducing permafrost thaw and subsequent microbial decomposition of previously frozen C. This process is one of the most likely positive feedbacks to climate change. Understanding the temperature sensitivity (Q10) and dynamics of SOM decomposition under warming is essential to predict the future state of the earth - climate system. Alaskan tundra soils were exposed to two winter warming (WW) seasons in the field, which warmed the soils by 4°C to 40 cm depth. Soils were obtained from three depths (0 - 15, 15 - 25 and 45 - 55 cm) and differed in initial amounts of labile and recalcitrant C. Soils were incubated in the lab under aerobic conditions, at 15 and 25°C over 365 days. Q10 was estimated at 14, 100 & 280 days of incubation (DOI); C fluxes were measured periodically and dynamics of SOM decomposition (C pool sizes and decay rates) were estimated by fitting a two pool C model to cumulative respired C (Ccum, mgC/ginitialC). After two WW seasons, initial C content tended to decrease through the soil profile and C:N ratio was significantly decreased in the top 15 cm. After one year of incubation, Ccum was twice as high at 25°C as at 15°C and significantly decreased with depth. No significant WW field treatment was detected, although Ccum tended to be lower in warmed soils. Labile C accounted for up to 5% of initial soil C content in the top 15 cm and decreased with depth. Soils exposed to WW had smaller labile C pools, and higher labile C decay rates in the top 25 cm. Q10 significantly decreased with time and depth as labile pool decreased, especially for WW. This decrease with time indicates a lower temperature sensitivity of the most recalcitrant C pool. The deepest WW soil layer, where warming was more pronounced, had significantly lower Q10 compared to control soils at the same depth. After two seasons, the warming treatment affected decomposition by reducing labile C pools and increasing its decay rates. Warming also reduced temperature sensitivity, showing acclimation of the most recalcitrant C pool in the tundra ecosystem.

  7. VASCULAR PLANTS OF SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA FROM THE SANS BOIS TO THE KIAMICHI MOUNTAINS

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    Francis Hobart Means, Jr.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The author grew up in the prairie region of Kay County where he learned to appreciate proper management of the soil and the native grass flora. After graduation from college, he moved to Eastern Oklahoma State College where he took a position as Instructor in Botany and Agronomy. In the course of conducting botany field trips and working with local residents on their plant problems, the author became increasingly interested in the flora of that area and of the State of Oklahoma. This led to an extensive study of the northern portion of the Oauchita Highlands with collections currently numbering approximately 4,200. The specimens have been processed according to standard herbarium procedures. The first set has been placed in the Herbarium of Oklahoma State University with the second set going to Eastern Oklahoma State College at Wilburton.

  8. TWO NEW SPECIES OF THE GENUS EPISTROPHE FROM JILIN PROVINCE ( DIPTERA, SYRPHIDAE)%吉林省垂边蚜蝇属二新种记述(双翅目,食蚜蝇科)

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    郝锡联; 霍科科; 任炳忠

    2012-01-01

    在整理吉林省采集的食蚜蝇标本时,发现并记述垂边蚜蝇属2新种,即吉林垂边蚜蝇Epistrophe jilinensis sp.nov.和暗跗垂边蚜蝇E.melatarsis sp.nov.,同时提供其形态特征图.新种模式标本保存在陕西理工学院动植物标本馆及东北师范大学生命科学学院标本馆.%This paper reports two new species of Epistrophe Walker collected from Changbai Mountain, Jilin Province, China. They are Epistrophe jilinensis sp. Nov. And E. Melatarsis sp. Nov., their descriptions and feature figures are given. The type specimens examined were deposited in the Museum of Animal and Botany, Shaanxi University of Technology and the Museum of Animal and Botany, Northeast Normal University.

  9. Historical perspective on the moon base: the British experience

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    Jones, E.M.; Finney, B.R.

    1984-01-01

    Among the many historical episodes that have relevance to the establishment of a human base, the voyages of Captain Cook, and the founding of Britain's Botany Bay colony in Australia seems particularly appropriate. The process resulting in the selection of Cook rewards study, as do his relations with the Admiralty, with the scientific establishment and with the scientists who accompanies him. Britain's tight control of the Botany Bay settlement and its unwillingness to promote early self-sufficiency may have delayed the time when Australia became self-supporting. Structuring the lunar base to offer opportunities for private initiatives may hasten the day when it becomes a self-supporting settlement rather than an externally supported scientific base on an Antarctic model.

  10. Amino Acids in Nectar Enhance Longevity of Female Culex quinquefasciatus

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    2010-01-01

    Culicidae) fed aqueous extracts of pollen. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 76, 661–663. Foster,W.A., 1995.Mosquito feeding and reproductive...different diets. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 53, 277–280. Martin, O.Y., Hosken, D.A., 2004. Copulation reduces male but not female...Verbenaceae]), Notorious weed and popular garden flower; some cases of poisoning in Florida. Economic Botany 48, 259–270. Nasci, R.S., 1991. Influence of

  11. Medio siglo de publicaciones botánicas en la Revista de Biología Tropical

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    Jorge León

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Over its first half century the Revista de Biología Tropical published many papers and supplements dealing with the botany. However, the Revista is not a primary botanical journal. A wide variety of topics and geographic sources have been included, taking into consideration species from the Neotropics, but also from India and Nigeria. A complete index of botanical papers is presented.

  12. PCoD Lite - Using an Interim PCoD Protocol to Assess the Effects of Disturbance Associated with US Navy Exercises on Marine Mammal Populations

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    2015-09-30

    LONG - TERM GOALS The approach is being developed in this project has the potential for operational use by the US Navy as part of its...Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis (ACERA) School of Botany The University of Melbourne Australia phone: +61 3 8344 4405 email: markab...activity …cannot be reasonably expected to, and is not reasonably likely to, adversely affect the species or stock through effects on annual rates of

  13. Third cumulative index for Koedoe: volumes 35/2-44/1

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    Full Text Available Index to Koedoe: volumes 35/2 - 44/1 Authors85 Subjects98 Botany 98 Ecology and behaviour 100 Wildlife conservation & techniques 100 Zoology102 Invertebrata 102 Pisces 103 Amphibia 103 Reptilia 103 Aves104 Mammalia 104 Archaeology and History 105 Bibliography 106 Climate 106 Geologyand Pedology 106 Environmental impact on rivers & water quality 106 Check list 107 Issues in conservation 107 Maps 108 Social Science 108 Parks

  14. Charles Bonnet, his life, and his syndrome.

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    Hedges, Thomas R

    2007-01-01

    Charles Bonnet (1720-1792) was an eminent naturalist and philosopher whose contributions to botany and philosophy were highly regarded and honored by his contemporaries in the scientific community of his era in France and England. In1760 he first described and analyzed formed visual hallucinations experienced by his grandfather. The syndrome was named after Bonnet in 1937 by George de Mosier, another native of Geneva, Switzerland.

  15. [Caspar Bauhin (1560-1624)].

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    Bergmann, M; Wendler, D

    1986-01-01

    The paper describes the life and scientific work of Caspar Bauhin, whose 425th anniversary of his birth is in 1985. He is well-known in anatomy and botany and some species of plants are called after him. In anatomy his name is linked with the ileocaecal valve, though he apparently did not discover it. Especially Bauhin was engaged in improvement of anatomical and botanical nomenclature.

  16. Indigenous Knowledge of Dayaks Bakumpai in Barito Kuala District on the Management of Plant Diversity Growing at Streams and Swamps

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    Dharmono Dharmono; Ahmad Sofyan; Herita Warni

    2013-01-01

    Research aimed at describing profile of indigenous knowldge owned by the Dayaks Bakumpai in Batola district on managing the diversity of herbs growing at the river flow and swamp. Data on herb used by the tribe were grouped based on the etnobotanic study, covering study botany, etnofarmacology, etnoantrophology, etnolinguistik and etnoekologi. We also observed how the Dayaks Bakumpai in Batola district preserve the diversity of plant in around them, and how their efforts in bequeathing or tea...

  17. Thirty-five years of Tropical biology: a quantitative history

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    Monge-Nájera, Julian; Díaz, Lizeth

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    Citation indices are unappropriated measures of scientific output and impact. For that reason, nonparametric statistics were preferred to analyze 35 years of publication on Tropical biology in the Revista de Biología Tropical. The most frequent subjects are animal taxonomy, human biology -including medicine- ecology and animal behavior. Botany papers are less frequent and mainly deal with morphology and taxonomy. Applied studies are not predominant. In that period, only one case of unethical ...

  18. Acta Botanica Sinica Instruction for Contributors

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    @@Acta Botanica Sinica is the official publication of Botanical Society of China. Founded in 1952, it has become a monthly journal. It publishes original papers, short communications and reviews on all aspects of plant sciences. The scope of this journal extends from modern plant science to classical botany. Papers both in Chinese and in English are welcomed, but it is recommended that English be used wherever possible. Submission of manuscripts   

  19. Plant genetics for forensic applications.

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    Zaya, David N; Ashley, Mary V

    2012-01-01

    An emerging application for plant DNA fingerprinting and barcoding involves forensic investigations. Examples of DNA analysis of botanical evidence include crime scene analysis, identifying the source of commercial plant products, and investigation of trade in illicit drugs. Here, we review real and potential applications of DNA-based forensic botany and provide a protocol for microsatellite genotyping of leaf material, a protocol that could be used to link a suspect to a victim or to a crime scene.

  20. Proceedings of Workshop on Algal Management and Control Held on 9-12 march 1980 at Pacific Grove, Calif.

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    1981-05-01

    McLachlan, J. and J. Craigie. 1964. Algal inhibition by yellow ultraviolet- absorbing substances from Fucus vesiculosus . CANADIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY 42:287-292...WES) Environmental and Water Quality Opera- tional Studies (EWQOS) Program under Interagency Agreement No. EPA-IAG-78-R- X0383. EWQOS is sponsured by...algal control and espe- cially of algicide applications has come to be what it is today partly through the slow, historical realization that water is a

  1. Necrology: Hugh Carson Cutler

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    1999-05-01

    Full Text Available Hugh Carson Cutler, forner curator of Economic Botany at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, was one of the first generation paleoethnobotanists in this country. A pioneer in the field, and instrumental in getting American archaeologists to begin to employ flotation techniques for recovery of botanical remains. Cutler, the son of Manuel and Mary Cutler. was born September 8. 1912 in Milwaukee. Wisconsin. and died September 22, 1998 in Topeka, Kansas.

  2. Jardines de papel: la teoría y la tratadística del Jardín en España durante el siglo XIX

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    The theoretic panorama of Spanish gardening in nineteenth century is studied. After covering a Spanish garden theory abstract since the Renaissance, the studies of the garden are analyzed in the publicated and no publicated books of gardening theory, agriculture and botany in Spain throughout all this century. The agricultural and botanical practical treatise predominated over specific gardening treatise which were indebted to foreigner treatise. These publications were...

  3. Application of the EDYS Model to Evaluate Control Methods for Invasive Plants at Fort Carson, Colorado

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    arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization and growth of little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium). Canada Journal of Botany 66: 757-761. Chaieb, M., B...and H.J. Hudson. 1982. Seasonal changes in the concentrations of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, and in the density of mycorrhiza , in biennial...Malajczuk, and T. S. Grove. 1988. Underground transfer of nitrogen between pasture plants infected with vesicular- arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

  4. Complete Host Range Testing on Common Reed with Potential Biological Control Agents and Investigation into Biological Control for Flowering Rush

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    nearly monospecific stands in wetlands and along rivers and lakesides. Due to its high genetic and morphological variability, P. australis is able to...the origin of Gulf Coast Phragmites ( Poaceae ): a story of long-distance dispersal and hybridization. American Journal of Botany 99:538-551. Lui, K...Saltonstall, K., and D. P. Hauber, 2007. Notes on Phragmites australis ( Poaceae : Arundinodeae) in North America. Journal of the Botanical Research

  5. Biologická aktivita obsahových látek rostlin XIX. Alkaloidy Peumus boldus MOL.

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    Charles University in Prague Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové Department of Pharmaceutical Botany and Ecology Candidate: Matej Bakyta Consultant: Doc. RNDr. Lubomír Opletal, CSc. Title of Diploma Thesis: Biological activity of plants metabolites. XIX. Alkaloids of Peumus boldus MOL. A chloroform extract (pH 9-10, tertiary alkaloidal bases) was prepared from the leaves of Peumus boldus Mol. Processing of this extract by column chromatography and subsequent crystallization of fractions 34-...

  6. International code for phytolith nomenclature 1.0.

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    Madella, M; Alexandre, A; Ball, T

    2005-08-01

    Phytoliths (microscopic opal silica particles produced in and between the cells of many plants) are a very resilient, often-preserved type of microfossil and today, phytolith analysis is widely used in palaeoenvironmental studies, botany, geology and archaeology. To date there has been little standardization in the way phytoliths are described and classified. This paper presents the first International Code for Phytolith Nomenclature (ICPN), proposing an easy to follow, internationally accepted protocol to describe and name phytoliths.

  7. Polar Biomedical Research: An Assessment. Appendix. Polar Medicine - A Literature Review.

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    1982-10-01

    Biology, University of California, Los Angeles William S. Denninghoff, Department of Botany , University of Michigan Norman A. Chance, Department of...Necropsy findings in fatal hypothermia cases. Forensic Sci. 8:155-164. 687. Hunter, W. C. 1968. Accidental hypothermia, Part I. Northwest Med. 67:569-573...1969. Autopsy diagnosis of accidental hypothermia. J. Forensic Med. 16:126-129. 701. Mant, A. K. 1969. The post-mortem diagnosis of hypothermia. Br

  8. Investigaciones científicas en el Parque Nacional Isla del Coco y aguas adyacentes, Pacífico de Costa Rica

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    This Special Issue of the Revista de Biología Tropical, “Scientific Research at Isla del Coco National Park and Adjacent Waters, Pacific Costa Rica” (Volume 64, Supplement 1, 2016) contains 20 papers, with topics ranging from atmospheric sciences to an analysis of conservation public policies, including also papers on physical oceanography, chemistry, botany and marine biodiversity of Isla del Coco National Park, its adjacent waters and regions between the continent and the island. The 20 pap...

  9. A Precious Fern Species Discovered in Jiulong, Sichuan

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    @@ Supported by the US National Science Foundation and the National Natural Science Foundation of China, a rare and endangered fern, Isoetes hypsophila, was discovered by a Sino-US research team headed by Prof. SUN Hang from the CAS Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB) and Dr. David E. Boufford from Harvard University in a recent trip to Jiulong, Sichuan, during its botanical survey in the Hengduan Mountains in south China. Scientists say the plant is found for the first time in the region.

  10. The fire-vegetation-climate system: how ecology can contribute to earth system science

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    Full Text Available -1 South African Journal of Botany May 2013/ Vol. 86, pp 136 The fire-vegetation-climate system - how ecology can contribute to earth system science S. Archibald Natural Resources and the Environment, CSIR, P.O. Box 395, Pretoria 0001, South... Africa School of Animal Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, P.O. WITS, Johannesburg 2050, South Africa Corresponding email: SArchibald@csir.co.za Abstract Since the time of Darwin, Wallace and Schimper...

  11. The ecology of tropical plant viruses

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    In recent decades ecology has become one of the dominant themes of the biological sciences. However, this has not always been so as the subject emerged from the specialist study of plant and animal communities in natural habitats that were often remote and sometimes exotic. It has since become a unifying all-embracing discipline that is of great importance, not only in botany, zoology and microbiology, but also in international affairs in relation to current issues concerning the environment,...

  12. Programmed cell death in seeds of angiosperms.

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    López-Fernández, María Paula; Maldonado, Sara

    2015-12-01

    During the diversification of angiosperms, seeds have evolved structural, chemical, molecular and physiologically developing changes that specially affect the nucellus and endosperm. All through seed evolution, programmed cell death (PCD) has played a fundamental role. However, examples of PCD during seed development are limited. The present review examines PCD in integuments, nucellus, suspensor and endosperm in those representative examples of seeds studied to date. © 2015 Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

  13. Garcinia subelliptica Merr. (Fukugi): A multipurpose coastal tree with promising medicinal properties

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    Inoue, Tomomi; Kainuma, Mami; Baba, Karin; Oshiro, Nozomi; Kimura, Norimi; Chan, Eric Wei Chiang

    2017-01-01

    In this short review, the current knowledge on the botany, ecology, uses, and medicinal properties of the multipurpose Garcinia subelliptica (Fukugi) is updated. As yet, there are no reviews on this indigenous and heritage coastal tree species of the Ryukyu Islands in Japan, which has ethnocultural, ecological, and pharmacological significance. Planted by the Okinawan people some 300 years ago, Fukugi trees serve as windbreaks and accord protection against the destructive typhoons. The specie...

  14. Evaluation of Water and Ethanol Extract of Eucalyptus globulus Labillardiere (Myrtaceae) Leaves against Immature Stages of Filarial Vector Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae)

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    Angesom Tesfay; Azmera W/Yowhanns; Endahafit Niguse; Guesh Brhane; Selamawit Brhane; Raja Nagappan

    2012-01-01

    Aim of the present study was to evaluate larvicidal and pupicidal effect of aqueous and ethanol extract of Eucalyptus globulus leaves against immature stages of Culex mosquitoes. The experiment was conducted in the Botany Laboratory, University of Gondar, Gondar from February 2011 to May 2011. The standard WHO protocol was used to check five concentrations such as 100, 250, 500, 750 and 1000 ppm against II, III, IVth instar larvae and pupae of Culex mosquitoes, respectively. Irrespective of t...

  15. Uji Efektifitas Ekstrak Daun Mengkudu Terhadap Hama Kubis Plutella xylostella L. (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) di Laboratorium

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    Purba, Sardes

    2009-01-01

    Uji Efektifitas Ekstrak Daun Mengkudu Terhadap Hama Kubis Plutella xylostella L. (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) di Laboratorium dibimbing oleh Ir. Marheni MP., dan Ir. Erwin Maa’aruf, MS. Selaku ketua dan anggota. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui efektifitas instektisida botanis Mengkudu terhadap hama kubis P.xylostella di Laboratorium. Penelitian dilaksanakan di Laboratorium PHP BPTPH Medan Johor, Sumatera Utara yang dimulai pada bulan April 2007 sampai Juli 2007. Penelitian meng...

  16. Biosources digest, journal on biomass utilization, volume 2, number 4

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    1980-10-01

    The journal serves as an information exchange in biomass utilization for food, energy, chemicals, and materials. The following papers are presented in this issue: Energy and Forestry in Canada; Comparative Activity Profiles of Thielavia Terrestris and Trichoderma reesei Cellulases; Biogas: The Chinese Experience; Introduction to the Botany 1980 Symposium: Plants and Energy; and Biomass for Energy: Potentials in Arizona. Grant awards, publications received, recent publications, pertinent patents, and forth coming meetings are noted.

  17. A NEW SPECIES OF THE GENUS PARARCTOPHILA HERV(E)-BAZIN FROM CHINA ( DIPTERA, SYRPHIDAE)%羽毛蚜蝇属一新种记述(双翅目,食蚜蝇科)

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    2007-01-01

    Pararctophila brunnescens sp. nov. is described from Danba County, Sichuan Province. The type specimen is deposited in the Museum of Animal and Botany, Shaanxi University of Technology.%记述采自四川丹巴地区羽毛蚜蝇属1新种:褐色羽毛蚜蝇Pararctophila brunnescens sp.nov..模式标本保存于陕西理工学院动植物标本馆.

  18. Aquatic Plant Control Research Program. Feasibility of Relating Phenology and Carbohydrate Partitioning to Improve Aquatic Plant Control

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    1988-07-01

    the submersed species, coontail (Ceratophyliuw demerswm), elodea (EZodea ccznadensi), and egeria (Egeria densa), were higher in winter, with a deple...Best, E. P. H. 1977. Seasonal changes in mineral and organic compounds of Ceratophylluwn demerswn and Elodea canadensis. Aquatic Botany 3:337-348. Best...E. P. H., and J. H. A. Dassen. 1987. A seasonal study of growth char- acteristics and the levels of carbohydrates and proteins in Elodea nuttallii

  19. ASSESSMENT OF DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES OF URINARY TUBERCULOSIS

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    Khaled Ismail Ghaleb; Magdy Mohamed afifi; Mohamed Mohamed El Gohary

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    Khalid Ghaleb a,* , Magdy Afifib, Mohamad El-Gohary c aDepartment of Medical Laboratories, Faculty of Applied Medical Science, King Khalid University, Bisha 551, Saudia Arabia bDepartment of Botany and Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Assuit 71524, Egypt cDepartment of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Assuit, Egypt • The corresponding author e-mail: Current Tel: 00966595388496 Saudia,  ...

  20. Development of Studies on RNA Interference

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    Li ZHANG; Yaqiong ZHANG; Lina SHE; Wenting XU; Yangying JIA; Shiqing XIE; WenliSUN; Quan LIANG

    2012-01-01

    RNA interference (RNAi), caused by endogenous or exogenous double- stranded RNA (dsRNA) homologous with target genes, refers to gene silencing widely existing in animals and plants. It was first found in plants, and now it has developed into a kind of biotechnology as well as an important approach in post- genome era. This paper is to summarize the achievements of studies on RNAi tech- nology in basic biology, medicine, pharmacy, botany and other fields.

  1. Occupational Conversion Index: Enlisted/Officer/Civilian

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    1993-09-01

    Missile ( Hydrofoil ) (PHM) Technician 03 Combat Engineering 030 COMBAT ENGINEERING, GENERAL ARMY 12B & Combat Engineer 12C a Bridge Crewmember 12F a...Extension 0408 Ecology 0410 Zoology 0413 Physiology 0414 Entomology 0430 Botany 0434 b Plant Pathology 0435 Plant Physiology 0436 b Plant Protection...SDV) Team Technician 011 9539 Patrol Combatant M’ssile ( Hydrofoil ) (PHM) Technician 021 9540 a Stinger Anti-Terrorist Weapon (ATW) Operator

  2. Vegetable Diversity: from the Mapuche People to Formal Education in Chile

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    González-García, Francisco; Universidad de Granada; Contreras-Fernández, Domingo Evandro; Universidad Católica del Maule

    2013-01-01

    This paper summarizes the contributions of a doctoral thesis on the botany knowledge of students of Mapuche descent. Social problems of the Mapuche people are described, especially those related to education and environment. By examining the botanic taxonomy in Mapuche language, the importance of vegetable diversity to the Mapuche people and their traditions and vision of the cosmos was revealed. Mapuche students at middle schools were shown to have much more knowledge of vegetable biology th...

  3. JPRS Report China

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    2007-11-02

    not distort facts, divulge state secrets, and infringe upon others’ legitimate rights, we must also provide for their relative independence in no...The Study of Species Biology of Chrysanthe- mum The System of Com- puter Data of Plant Gene Chemotaxonomy of Genus Arzemisia of China The...Institute of Biology , Academia Sinica Fudan University Peking University Jiansu Institute of Bot- any South China Institute of Botany

  4. Recent advances in pharmaceutical sciences IV

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    Muñoz-Torrero López-Ibarra, Diego; Manuel Vázquez-Carrera; Estelrich i Latràs, Joan

    2014-01-01

    Like in the three previous editions, this E-book compiles a series of contributions in the multidisciplinary research arena of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The E-book has been organized in 12 chapters, whose main topics belong to the fields of pharmacology, physical chemistry, plant physiology, microbiology, physiology, preventive medicine and public health, food science, botany, clinical pharmacy and pharmacotherapy, organic chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology, and pa...

  5. ONR Far East Scientific Bulletin. Volume 13, Number 2, April - June 1988

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    1988-06-01

    Health. His professional career began in Drs. Donald Henderson of the United 1955, after his internship . From 1955 to States, Isao Arita of Japan, and...completing his internship and 1974-85 he was managing director then vice residency in 1965, he joined the staff of the president of Industrial Nuclear Applica... Botany Department Monash University Clayt.. Victoria 3168 C!ote: Data format was taken from the Japan InterTational Co" gress Calendar published by

  6. ONRASIA Scientific Information Bulletin, Volume 15, Number 4, October-December 1990

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    1990-12-01

    be set up using fluorescence/chemiluminescence, within the zoology, botany , and other biolog- carbon fiber electrodes, Langmuir-Blodgett ical science...at Konan University In Kobe, Japan. In 1988 Dr. Earhart received his M.D. from Wayne State University in Detroit. In 1989 he completed an internship at...In 1986. He next did an internship in internal medicine at Naval Hospital Oakland prior to receiving training as an undersea medical officer at the

  7. Air Force Institute of Technology Research Report 2006

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    2006-09-30

    A Companion Program of the AFIT E2S2I Summer Internship Program”. Sponsor: Directed Energy Professional Society Educational Committee. Funding...2006 Directed Energy Summer Scholars Program, A Companion Program of the AFIT E2S2I Summer Internship Program”. Sponsor: Directed Energy...Incarnate Word College, 1971; PhD, Botany , University of Arizona, 1977. Dr. Bleckmann’s research interests include water and wastewater analyses

  8. United States Air Force Summer Research Program 1991. Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP) Reports. Volume 6. Armstrong Laboratory, Wilford Hall Medical Center

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    1992-01-09

    This paper describes the major tasks assigned to me while on summer internship with the Personnel Assessment Technology Function, Individual Attributes...undertaken on the Leadership Effectiveness Assessment Profile (LEAP) project as a part of my summer internship . Because these summer activities were centered...Dewdney, A. Kleinhofs, and H.M. Goodman (1986) Cloning and nitrate induction of nitrate reductase mRNA. Botany 68: 6825-6828. Chu, G., D. Vollrath and R.W

  9. Journal of Special Operations Medicine. Volume 5, Edition 4, Fall 2005

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    2005-01-01

    SEAL Team One. After attending medical school at the Medical College of Georgia, he did his internship in Family Practice at Naval Hospital...minerals, botani - cals, sports nutrition supplements, weight manage- ment products, and specialty supplements. The many commercially available products are...transitional internship at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston in 2002-2003. He got his BS in biology from Gannon University in 1996 and his MS in

  10. DoD Educational Intervention Programs for Scientists and Engineers.

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    1995-10-01

    etc.) Tuition assistance for Summer faculty (research) 3 S&E :ance for Internships for S&E ohool Programs for Programs for 3 for HBCU/MIs...centrally-managed endeavor. The programs do not employ mentors, as do the best high school apprenticeship programs and some college internship and work...0430 Botany 0 12 12 GS-0434 Plant Pathology 0 0 0 GS-0435 Plant Physiology 0 0 0 GS-0436 Plant Protection & Quarantine 0 9 9 GS-0437 Horticulture 0 1

  11. Journal of Special Operations Medicine, Volume 7, Edition 1

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    2007-01-01

    from those in residencies and internships , from medical students, and even from individuals not yet in medical school. Whenever an individual contacts...history, linguistics, and botany . Guns, Germs, and Steel won the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, and the Rhone-Poulenc Prize...of the Health Sciences and com- pleted his internship with the family practice department at Fort Bragg in 1994. He then served as the 2/10th

  12. Education in the Information Age, Conference Proceedings April 17-19, 1999,

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    1997-08-13

    completed the internship that they now have "got it." Particularly when we put a nice, big, fat "A" grade on their transcript and give them an award or a...faculty. - We will expand our student support to include a more effective career advising, internship , and placement office. Experiential learning is...and women who live and study there take frequent excursions into the neighboring park for on-the-spot lessons in botany and zoology; they also have

  13. A Guide to Cultural and Environmental Interpretation in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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    1981-08-01

    ensure accurate interpretation. Training might be in one of the natural or physical sciences e.g., zoology, botany , aquatic biology, limnology...methods are desirable. Field practicum or internship 207. Some colleges and university curricula in interpretation include a field practicum or internship ...experience or internship 10 100 * Coursework emphasis should be viewed as sugges- tions only. Interpretive objectives and needs at individual Corps

  14. REVIEW OF Education and Training for Officers (RETO). Volume 3. The Data Base

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    1978-06-30

    Elements Characteristics of all Chemical Reactions Biology Botany Zoology Anatomy and Human Physiology General Biology H1-1-21 History of the USSR Ancient...Training often consists of a period of internship with civilian industry. Selection for this command and staff course is highly competitive...projects and cases and through internships . 8. Faculty curriculum review comittees. V. Future Plans. An evolutionary change planned by one university

  15. ONR Far East Scientific Information Bulletin. Volume 13, Number 2, April-June 1988

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    1988-06-01

    Henderson of the United 1955, after his internship . From 1955 to States, Isao Arita of Japan, and Frank 1966 he was responsible for epidemiologi...director of the DivisionofNuclear Israel (D.Ph.). Reactors Research and Development, from After completing his internship and 1974-85 he was managing...Clayton 1,, 19 logical Congress Australia Botany Department Morash University Clayton, Victoria 3168 *N~te ’atia format was taken from the Japan

  16. Office of Naval Research High School Intern Program (ONR HSIP), (1987-1991)

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    1991-09-01

    of the University with staff from the departments of Zoology, Botany , Geology, Biochemistry and Physiology. In 1991 the facility and Its academic staff...family before returning to boarding school. For 1992-1997, as a result of our 1991 experience, we are proposing to offer four S-week internships and two...10-week internships . Pr"l The Principal Investigator and Coordinator of the program will be Dr. William Kirby-Sfmth who has served In that capacity

  17. JPRS Report, Science & Technology, USSR: Life Sciences

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    1989-02-10

    Institute of Botany ; excerpt from an article titled "Chernobyl: Inter- view on a Topic of Current Interest"] [Excerpt] [Question] So what can a person...and 60 pediatricians and 25 obstetrician- gynecologists from among TODNGMI graduates will be sent to central institutes for their internship ...instruments and equipment. Physicians are undergoing special training during their internship and on the job in regard to the problems of

  18. The National Ocean Sciences Bowl 1998-2001

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    2002-08-07

    internships at aquaria and in research labs, and material resources for school libraries and classrooms. The NOSB® was inaugurated during the 1998 Year...106 Marine Science 19 Oceanography 12 Marine Biology 8 Zoology 1 Botany 1 Table 1. Academic background of NOSB/2000 student participants. Courses...The outreach programs for internships need to take into consideration the need for living accommodations... go forward with the curriculum

  19. Civilian Personnel: Career Management

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    2001-12-31

    internships may be extended to meet training requirements or performance standards for up to one year in the excepted service with the approval of OPM...interns may be lengthened up to six months over the total internship , and any promotions delayed, if an intern has not successfully completed the...Pharmacology. h. 0408 - Ecology. i. 0410 - Zoology. j. 0413 - Physiology. k. 0414 - Entomology. l. 0430 - Botany . m. 0434 - Plant Pathology. n. 0435 - Plant

  20. Digest of Russian Space Life Sciences, issue 33

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    Stone, Lydia Razran (Editor); Teeter, Ronald (Editor); Rowe, Joseph (Editor)

    1993-01-01

    This is the thirty-third issue of NASA's USSR Space Life Sciences Digest. It contains abstracts of 55 papers published in Russian journals. The abstracts in this issue have been identified as relevant to the following areas of space biology and medicine: biological rhythms, body fluids, botany, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, developmental biology, endocrinology, equipment and instrumentation, gastrointestinal system, genetics, hematology, human performance, metabolism, microbiology, musculoskeletal system, neurophysiology, nutrition, operational medicine, psychology, radiobiology, and reproductive system.

  1. Dr. Auzoux's botanical teaching models and medical education at the universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen.

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    Olszewski, Margaret Maria

    2011-09-01

    In the 1860s, Dr. Louis Thomas Jérôme Auzoux introduced a set of papier-mâché teaching models intended for use in the botanical classroom. These botanical models quickly made their way into the educational curricula of institutions around the world. Within these institutions, Auzoux's models were principally used to fulfil educational goals, but their incorporation into diverse curricula also suggests they were used to implement agendas beyond botanical instruction. This essay examines the various uses and meanings of Dr. Auzoux's botanical teaching models at the universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen in the nineteenth century. The two main conclusions of this analysis are: (1) investing in prestigious scientific collections was a way for these universities to attract fee-paying students so that better medical accommodation could be provided and (2) models were used to transmit different kinds of botanical knowledge at both universities. The style of botany at the University of Glasgow was offensive and the department there actively embraced and incorporated ideas of the emerging new botany. At Aberdeen, the style of botany was defensive and there was some hesitancy when confronting new botanical ideas.

  2. Vaderlandse weelde op de kaart gezet. Belgische botanici, wetenschappelijke ijver en nationale motieven

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Andreas Stynen, Native wealth charted. Belgian botanists, scientific zeal and patriotic motivesThis article analyses the importance of patriotic motives in nineteenth-century Belgian botany, without reducing the study of indigenous plants to a vehicle of aggressive, blatantly biased chauvinism. Different forms of more subtle nationalism enabled Belgian field botanists to define their activities as a mature and internationally respected field among the natural sciences. Four different phases can be discerned. During the period of Austrian and French domination, botany was first and foremost a means to economically enrich the state, by reducing its dependence on imports. After Belgian independence (1830, striving for utility was increasingly overshadowed by a longing for completeness: field trips were fuelled by a desire to collect and chart all Belgian species. From 1860 onwards, individual species mattered less than the geobotanical regions: the national territory was discovered to offer a rich variety of landscapes. The popularity of laboratories at the end of the century threatened to dismiss field botany as merely amateurish, but an ecological approach to the national vegetation, combined with explicit pleas for the protection of Belgian’s natural wealth, provided the impetus for a new round of research.

  3. Space Radar Image of Sydney, Australia

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    This spaceborne radar image is dominated by the metropolitan area of Australia's largest city, Sydney. Sydney Harbour, with numerous coves and inlets, is seen in the upper center of the image, and the roughly circular Botany Bay is shown in the lower right. The downtown business district of Sydney appears as a bright white area just above the center of the image. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a white line adjacent to the downtown district. The well-known Sydney Opera House is the small, white dot to the right of the bridge. Urban areas appear yellow, blue and brown. The purple areas are undeveloped areas and park lands. Manly, the famous surfing beach, is shown in yellow at the top center of the image. Runways from the Sydney Airport are the dark features that extend into Botany Bay in the lower right. Botany Bay is the site where Captain James Cook first landed his ship, Endeavour, in 1770. The image was acquired by the Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) on April 20, 1994, onboard the space shuttle Endeavour. The area shown is 33 kilometers by 38kilometers (20 miles by 23 miles) and is centered at 33.9 degrees south latitude, 151.2 degrees east longitude. North is toward the upper left. The colors are assigned to different radar frequenciesand polarizations as follows: red is L-band, vertically transmittedand horizontally received; green is C-band, vertically transmitted and horizontally received; and blue is C-band, vertically transmittedand received. SIR-C/X-SAR, a joint mission of the German, Italianand United States space agencies, is part of NASA's Mission to Planet Earth. #####

  4. Alien vision exploring the electromagnetic spectrum with imaging technology

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    Richards, Austin A

    2011-01-01

    Austin Richards takes readers on a visual tour of the electromagnetic spectrum beyond the range of human sight, using imaging technology as the means to ""see"" invisible light. Dozens of colorful images and clear, concise descriptions make this an intriguing, accessible technical book. Richards explains the light spectrum, including visible light, and describes the advanced imaging technologies that enable humans to synthesize our own version of ""alien"" vision at different wavelengths, with applications ranging from fire fighting and law enforcement to botany and medicine. The second editio

  5. 2nd Tbilisi-Salerno Workshop on Modeling in Mathematics

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    Ricci, Paolo; Tavkhelidze, Ilia

    2017-01-01

    This book contains a collection of papers presented at the 2nd Tbilisi Salerno Workshop on Mathematical Modeling in March 2015. The focus is on applications of mathematics in physics, electromagnetics, biochemistry and botany, and covers such topics as multimodal logic, fractional calculus, special functions, Fourier-like solutions for PDE’s, Rvachev-functions and linear dynamical systems. Special chapters focus on recent uniform analytic descriptions of natural and abstract shapes using the Gielis Formula. The book is intended for a wide audience with interest in application of mathematics to modeling in the natural sciences.

  6. Highland macrolichen flora of Northwestern Yunnan, China.

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    Hur, Jae-Seoun; Wang, Li-Song; Oh, Soon-Ok; Kim, Gyoung Hee; Lim, Kwang-Mi; Jung, Jae-Sung; Koh, Young Jin

    2005-06-01

    Fifty-six species in 36 genera of macrolichens are reported from the Zhongdian area, northwest Yunnan, China during the lichenological expedition for highland macrolichen survey in June, 2004. More than 60% of these species have not been reported in South Korea. All of the 182 collected specimens are deposited in the Korean Lichen Research Institute (KoLRI) at Sunchon National University in Korea, and some of them are duplicated in the lichen herbarium, Crytogamic Herbarium, Kunming Institute of Botany, Academia Sinica (KUN-L) in China. This is the first report on the macrolichen flora in the visited areas.

  7. Potato Expert Wang Yu’e

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    WHENEVER I sit in the McDonald’s in Beijing, sipping a cola and savoring the golden French fries, I shall always think of a woman I got acquainted with in Qinghai Province. Her name is Wang Yu’e, but the locals call her "potato expert." Wang Yu’e is the vice director of the Botany Protection Institute of the Qinghai Provincial Academy of Agricultural and Forest Sciences; at the end of 1993 she was ratified by the State Council as a

  8. A report on some macrolichens new to Karnataka, India

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    Full Text Available This paper reports six new records of lichen species to Western Ghats of Karnataka. The sampling was carried out from August 2007 to April 2010 in Malnad regions of Karnataka. Lichens were identified by studying their external and internal morphology and chemical tests. Heterodermia albidiflava, H. microphylla, Ramalina cfr. taitensis, Usnea aciculifera, U. eumitrioides and U. sinensis are described as new to Western Ghats of Karnataka. The specimens are housed at the herbarium of the Department of Botany, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, Shimoga, Karnataka.

  9. Bacopa monnieri and Bacoside-A for ameliorating epilepsy associated behavioral deficits.

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    Mathew, Jobin; Paul, Jes; Nandhu, M S; Paulose, C S

    2010-07-01

    Bacopa monnieri is an outstanding nervine tonic used for raising the mental performance. It helps in concentration, comprehension, recall and alertness, Brahmi is particularly beneficial as it aids in categorizing information in brain and its subsequent expression. Bacopa is also called as a natural antioxidant which may give details its neuroprotective role seen in the memory centers of the brain. Epilepsy is neuronal disorder characterized by learning, cognitive and memory impairments. The present review summarizes information concerning botany, chemistry and beneficial effect of Bacopa monnieri on epilepsy associated behavioral deficits.

  10. A Grafted Genetic Algorithm for the Job-Shop Scheduling Problem

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    LI Xiang-jun; WANG Shu-zhen; XU Guo-hua

    2004-01-01

    The standard genetic algorithm has limitations of a low convergence rate and premature convergence in solving the job-shop scheduling problem.To overcome these limitations,this paper presents a new improved hybrid genetic algorithm on the basis of the idea of graft in botany.Through the introduction of a grafted population and crossover probability matrix,this algorithm accelerates the convergence rate greatly and also increases the ability to fight premature convergence.Finally,the approach is tested on a set of standard instances taken from the literature and compared with other approaches.The computation results validate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.

  11. Intracellular ice and cell survival in cryo-exposed embryonic axes of recalcitrant seeds of Acer saccharinum: an ultrastructural study of factors affecting cell and ice structures

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    Wesley-Smith, J

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Annals of Botany 113: 695–709, 2014 doi:10.1093/aob/mct284, available online at www.aob.oxfordjournals.org Intracellular ice and cell survival in cryo-exposed embryonic axes of recalcitrant seeds of Acer saccharinum: an ultrastructural study... of factors affecting cell and ice structures JamesWesley-Smith1,2, Patricia Berjak1, N.W. Pammenter1 and ChristinaWalters3,* 1Plant Germplasm Conservation Research, School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu- Natal(Westville Campus), Durban, 4001...

  12. [The teaching of clinical medicine and surgery at the end of the Colonial Period].

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    Ramírez-Ortega, Verónica

    2010-01-01

    There were three schools of medicine in Mexico at the beginning of the Independence time where the doctors and surgeons could learn. In the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Mexico, the most ancient and traditional, the humoral model balance based on medieval knowledge and scholastic method was the rule. At the end of the XVIII century, the Nueva España enrollment in the Illustration movement, this led to an opening period and development of the scientific world. Botany was incorporated to curriculum in medicine school and the students could through the courses of the Surgery College approached to new medical theories and other teaching model without restrictions.

  13. An evaluation of the biological and toxicological properties of Aloe barbadensis (miller), Aloe vera.

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    Boudreau, Mary D; Beland, Frederick A

    2006-04-01

    Aloe barbadensis (Miller), Aloe vera, has a long history of use as a topical and oral therapeutic. The plant is the source of two products, gel and latex, which are obtained from its fleshy leaves. Aloe vera products contain multiple constituents with potential biological and toxicological activities, yet the active components elude definition. Ingestion of Aloe vera is associated with diarrhea, electrolyte imbalance, kidney dysfunction, and conventional drug interactions; episodes of contact dermatitis, erythema, and phototoxicity have been reported from topical applications. This review examines the botany, physical and chemical properties, and biological activities of the Aloe vera plant.

  14. 'Buchu' -Agathosma betulina and Agathosma crenulata (Rutaceae): a review.

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    Moolla, A; Viljoen, A M

    2008-10-28

    South Africa has offered the world two indigenous aromatic plants from which commercially important natural products have been developed: Pelargonium graveolens (and its hybrids) the source of geranium oil and Agathosma betulina, from which 'Buchu' oil is produced. Despite the historical use of 'Buchu' and the commercial interest developed around this coveted indigenous resource the (limited) research has not been coherently assembled. This overview aims to unite aspects on the botany, traditional and modern day uses, chemistry and pharmacological data on 'Buchu' which is undeniably one of South Africa's most renowned botanical assets.

  15. On knots in overtwisted contact structures

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    Etnyre, John B

    2010-01-01

    We prove that each overtwisted contact structure has knot types that are represented by infinitely many distinct transverse knots all with the same self-linking number. In some cases, we can even classify all such knots. We also show similar results for Legendrian knots and prove a "folk" result concerning loose transverse and Legendrian knots (that is knots with overtwisted complements) which says that such knots are determined by their classical invariants (up to contactomorphism). Finally we discuss how these results partially fill in our understanding of the "geography" and "botany"' problems for Legendrian knots in overtwisted contact structures, as well as many open questions regarding these problems.

  16. Protective Clothing. Part 1. Arctic and Tropical Environments (A Bibliography with Abstracts)

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    Climatology, Disease vectors. Poisons, Reptiles, Insects, Bites • stings, Plants( Botany ), Trees, Mountains, Periodic variations AD-633 631 CFSTI...Migrant Workers (38) Jan 75 NTIS/PS-75/240/2GSB Forensic Medicine (39) Jan 75 NTIS/PS-75/245/1GSB Social Change (147) Feb 75 NTIS/PS-75/266/7GSB...75/236/OGSB Altitude Hypoxia (166) Jan 75 NTIS/PS-75/237/8GSB Forensic Medicine (39) Jan 75 NTIS/PS-75/245/1GSB Hemophilia (22) Jan 75 NTIS/PS

  17. The embalming of John of Lancaster, first Duke of Bedford (1435 AD): A forensic analysis.

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    Charlier, P; Poupon, J; Jeannel, G F; Favier, D; Popescu, S M; Augias, A; Huynh-Charlier, I; Laquay, L; Boudouma, O; Dorion-Peyronnet, C

    2016-04-01

    During the Middle Ages and Renaissance, embalming the cadaver of the elite was common practice, being a highly technical treatment mixing vegetal and mineral substances. To assess the exact kind of embalming reserved for the dead body (with the practical necessities of desiccation and good odour), we performed a full biomedical analysis of the mummified remains of John Plantagenet of Lancaster, first Duke of Bedford, regent of France for his nephew, the English King Henri VI (died 1435 AD). Here, we show, among other aspects, that the body was embalmed using substances whose origins were in apothecary and botany: mercury, myrtle, mint, frankincense, lime and, possibly, cinnamon and copper.

  18. Seasonal variation in the nitrogen nutrition and carbon assimilation in wild and cultivated Aspalathus linearis (rooibos tea)

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    Lötter, D

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Journal of Botany http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/BT13237 Seasonal variation in the nitrogen nutrition and carbon assimilation in wild and cultivated Aspalathus linearis (rooibos tea) Daleen LötterA,B, Emma Archer van GarderenA,D, Mark Tadross... different methods of adapting to nitrogen (N) nutrition and carbon (C) assimilation during wet and dry seasons. In particular, the wild plants were better able to tolerate summer drought by increased water use efficiency and maintaining higher levels...

  19. Amazonian coca.

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    Plowman, T

    1981-01-01

    A general overview of various aspects of Amazonian coca (Erythroxylum coca var. ipadu) is presented. This plant is considered a distinct variety of coca which has been developed as a cultivated plant in the upper Amazon basin. It differs from typical Andean coca in morphological, physiological and chemical features as well as in the method of preparation and use by Amazonian tribes. The main topics here discussed are the history, distribution, botany, chemistry, origin, methods of preparation and use, and the effects of Amazonian coca.

  20. Estudo botânico, fitoquímico e avaliação da atividade antimicrobiana de Rubus rosaefolius Sm. - Rosaceae

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    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Rubus rosaefolius Sm., Rosaceae, is a shrub with compound leaves, recurvate prickles, white flowers and aggregate fruit, popularly known as sylvan strawberry. The present research concerns its botany (macroscopic and microscopic studies, phytochemistry and antimicrobial properties. The presence of antraquinones, saponins, flavonoids, alkaloids and tannins on stem, root and leaves, were confirmed by specific phytochemical tests. Antimicrobial activity of aqueous and hydroalchoolic fractions were tested against E. coli, S. aureus, P. aeruginosa and C. albicans. The hydroalchoolic fraction revealed antimicrobial activity against all species tested and the aqueous fraction inhibited the growth of S. aureus and C. albicans.

  1. L. H. Bailey's citations to Gregor Mendel.

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    MacRoberts, M H

    1984-01-01

    L. H. Bailey cited Mendel's 1865 and 1869 papers in the bibliography that accompanied his 1892 paper, Cross-Breeding and Hybridizing, and Mendel is mentioned once in the 1895 edition of Bailey's "Plant-Breeding." Bailey claimed to have copied his 1892 references to Mendel from Focke. It seems, however, that while he may have first encountered references to Mendel's work in Focke, he actually copied them from the Royal Society "Catalogue of Scientific Papers." Bailey also saw a reference to Mendel's 1865 paper in Jackson's "Guide to the Literature of Botany." Bailey's 1895 mention of Mendel occurs in a passage he translated from Focke's "Die Pflanzen-Mischlinge."

  2. In Memory of Professor Dr. M. S. Mani, Member of the Editorial Committee of Entomotaxonomia%悼念本刊编委M. S. Mani 教授

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    @@ Prof. Mani was born at Tanjore in 1910 and a after brilliant educational career, settled into a varied professional career, mainly as a teacher and guide for hundreds of students of research in Entomology, spanning a wide variety of institutes such as Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta, Imperial Agricultural Institute of Pusa in Delhi (as the Indian Agicultural Research Institute was then known), Professor of Zoology in St. John's College, Agra and Professor Emeritus, Botany Department of Presidency College, Madras. He founded the prestigious School of Entomology In St. John's College, Agra, which celebrated its Golden Jubilee two years ago.

  3. A catalog of Bryophyta types deposited at the National Museum of Brazil

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    Paulo E.A.S. Câmara

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available While visiting the Herbarium of the Botany Department of the National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (code, R, we located the types of 219 bryophyte names, most of which were published by Karl Müller (cited as Müller Hallensis, whose holotypes were lost during the bombing of the Berlin Herbarium in 1943. A total of 181 names (82% are possible candidates for lectotypification and most likely not to be found elsewhere. We also found the complete collection of Müller's "Bryologia Serrae Itatiaiae", made by Ernst Ule.

  4. Historia Ogrodu Botanicznego Uniwersytetu Stefana Batorego w Wilnie (1919-1939)

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    Zemanek, Alicja; Köhler, Piotr

    2016-01-01

    The university in Vilna (Lithuanian: Vilnius), now Vilniaus universitetas, founded in 1579 by Stefan Batory (Stephen Báthory), King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, was a centre of Polish botany in 1780-1832 and 1919-1939. The Botanic Garden established by Jean Emmanuel Gilibert (1741-1814) in 1781 (or, actually, from 1782) survived the loss of independence by Poland (1795), and a later closure of the University (1832), and it continued to function until 1842, when it was shut down by R...

  5. Effects of Different Quantities of Tea-leaf Wormcast Substrate on the Growth of Tomato Seedling

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    The tomato seedling experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of substrate on the tomato seedling growth from five proportions of tea-leaf wormcast to peat, perlite and vermiculite, namely treatment I(1:5:2:2), treatment Ⅱ(2:4:2:2), treatment Ⅲ(3:3:2:2), treatment Ⅳ(4:2:2:2), treatment Ⅴ(6:0:2:2), respectively. The botany properties and characters of tomato seedling were observed to discuss the application effect of tea-leaf wormcast substrate. The results showed that in all treatmen...

  6. Tonoplast targeting of VHA-a3 relies on a Rab5-mediated but Rab7-independent vacuolar trafficking route.

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    Feng, Qiang-Nan; Zhang, Yan; Li, Sha

    2017-04-01

    Vacuolar trafficking routes and their regulators have recently drawn lots of attention in plant cell biology. A recent study reported the discovery of a plant-specific vacuolar trafficking route, i.e., a direct ER-to-vacuole route, through analysis of VHA-a3 subcellular targeting, a key component for the tonoplast V-ATPases. Our recent findings showed that VHA-a3 targets to the tonoplast through a Rab5-mediated but Rab7-independent pathway, shedding new lights on the unconventional vacuolar trafficking route in plant cells. © 2017 Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

  7. On medications for burns in classical antiquity.

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    Scarborough, J

    1983-10-01

    Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and early Byzantine medical pharmaceutical works show a fairly sophisticated array of simple and compound remedies for burns and scalds. Chief among ancient writings that provide specific botany, minerals, and similar substances used in burn treatment are several Egyptian papyri, the Hippocratic On Wounds, and writings by Celsus, Dioscorides, Pliny the Elder, and Paul of Aegina. Over 70 plants and minerals are identified according to modern nomenclatures. The ancients sought especially those ingredients that would promote rapid healing with a minimum of scarring.

  8. 中国细腹蚜蝇属二新种(双翅目,食蚜蝇科)%TWO NEW SPECIES OF THE GENUS SPHAEROPHORIA FROM CHINA(DIPTERA, SYRPHIDAE)

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    霍科科; 石福明

    2007-01-01

    记述采自四川川西地区的细腹蚜蝇属2新种:暗颊细腹蚜蝇,新种Sphaerophoria melagena sp.nov.和川西细腹蚜蝇,新种Sphaerophoria chuanxiensis sp.nov..模式标本保存于陕西理工学院动植物标本馆.%Sphaerophoria melagena sp. nov. and Sphaerophoria chuanxiensis sp. nov. are described from the west of Sichuan Province,China. Type specimens are deposited in the Museum of Animal and Botany, Shaanxi University of Technology.

  9. A revision of Spondias L. (Anacardiaceae in the Neotropics

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    John D. Mitchell

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available As part of an ongoing study of Anacardiaceae subfamily Spondioideae, the ten native and one introduced species of Spondias in the Neotropics are revised. The genus is circumscribed. Three new species, S. admirabilis, S. expeditionaria, and S. globosa, are described and illustrated; a key to the taxa found in the Neotropics and distribution maps are provided. The Paleotropical species and allied genera are reviewed. Diagnostic character sets include leaf architecture, habit, flower morphology, and gross fruit morphology. Notes on the ecology and economic botany of the species are provided.

  10. A competence approach to adult continuing education for identify and classifying living organisms

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    Julio César Rifa Téllez

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    Full Text Available A competence approach to the systematic identification and classification of vegetal organisms is described in connection with the training of Biology professors for integrating citizens’ attitude to plants, with strictly professional methods. Several theoretical methods were used to construct a general framework together with the application of surveys to experts. The findings include three units of competence together with its components, essential knowledge and performance indicators; patterns of achievement were set in three levels: 1 empirical distinction of the phytodiversity; 2 characterization in the context of wise range use and 3 systematization of systematic botany contents involved in leading the educational process characterized by protagonist strategic actions in management.

  11. CAS to Address Water Eutrophication

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    Guo Haiyan; Zhao Baohua

    2002-01-01

    @@ At a meeting on April 5, the CAS authorities gave the green light to a proposal to carry out studies on the development and control of eutrophication on the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. The five-year project,to cost 20 million yuan (about USS 2.4 million), will involve scientists from various CAS institutes, including the Nanjing Institute of Geography & Limnology, Wuhan Institute of Hydrobiology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Wuhan Institute of Botany, Institute of Chemistry, Institute of Geodesy & Geophysics, and Institute of Microbiology.

  12. Evolutionary ecology of the prezygotic stage.

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    Bernasconi, G; Ashman, T-L; Birkhead, T R; Bishop, J D D; Grossniklaus, U; Kubli, E; Marshall, D L; Schmid, B; Skogsmyr, I; Snook, R R; Taylor, D; Till-Bottraud, I; Ward, P I; Zeh, D W; Hellriegel, B

    2004-02-13

    The life cycles of sexually reproducing animals and flowering plants begin with male and female gametes and their fusion to form a zygote. Selection at this earliest stage is crucial for offspring quality and raises similar evolutionary issues, yet zoology and botany use dissimilar approaches. There are striking parallels in the role of prezygotic competition for sexual selection on males, cryptic female choice, sexual conflict, and against selfish genetic elements and genetic incompatibility. In both groups, understanding the evolution of sex-specific and reproductive traits will require an appreciation of the effects of prezygotic competition on fitness.

  13. Saving Our Planet's Flora, the Contribution of the French National Natural History Museum to the Implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

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    Ma(i)té DELMAS; Jean-Patrick LE DUC

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    The National Natural History Museum plays a key role in the implementation of the GSPC through its botanical gardens, the Conservatoire Botanique National du Bassin Parisien, the Herbarium, and also by providing expertise on all areas of the Strategy (botany, conservation, ethonobotany, article 8j, substainable use), etc. For 2 of developed activities all over the world, including compilation of various flora and description of new species, as well as establishment of plant conservation schemes and habitat protection policies. It also conserves endangered species in the botanical garden.

  14. DNA barcodes for marine fungal identification and discovery

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    Velmurugan, S.; Prasannakumar, C.; Manokaran, S.; AjithKumar, T.; Samkamaleson, A.; Palavesam, A.

    of 2 200 bp (based on NC_12056, Lee & Young 2009). However, the length could be varied as seen in other parts of the mitochondrial genome in the Glomeromycota. The mito- chondrial large subunit (mtLSU), for example, has different sizes and introns even...., Minneapolis, Minnesota. 241 pp. Biswas K, Biswas R, 2011. A modified method to isolate genomic DNA from plants without liquid nitrogen. Current Science 100: 10622e11624. Blackwell M, 2011. The Fungi: 1, 2, 3. 5.1 million species? American Journal of Botany 98...

  15. Structure of major seagrass beds from three coral reef atolls of Lakshadweep, Arabian Sea, India

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    stream_size 32901 stream_content_type text/plain stream_name Aquat_Bot_60_397.pdf.txt stream_source_info Aquat_Bot_60_397.pdf.txt Content-Encoding UTF-8 Content-Type text/plain; charset=UTF-8 .Aquatic Botany 60 1998 397... Reefs 10, 127–131. Birch, W.R., Birch, M., 1984. Succession and pattern of tropical intertidal seagrasses in Cockle Bay, Queensland, Australia: a decade of observations. Aquat. Bot. 19, 343–368. Blum, L.K., Mills, A.L., Ziemann, J.C., Ziemann, R.T., 1988...

  16. Ficus spp. (fig): ethnobotany and potential as anticancer and anti-inflammatory agents.

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    Lansky, Ephraim Philip; Paavilainen, Helena M; Pawlus, Alison D; Newman, Robert A

    2008-09-26

    This review explores medieval, ancient and modern sources for ethnopharmacological uses of Ficus (fig) species, specifically for employment against malignant disease and inflammation. The close connection between inflammatory/infectious and cancerous diseases is apparent both from the medieval/ancient merging of these concepts and the modern pharmacological recognition of the initiating and promoting importance of inflammation for cancer growth. Also considered are chemical groups and compounds underlying the anticancer and anti-inflammatory actions, the relationship of fig wasps and fig botany, extraction and storage of fig latex, and traditional methods of preparing fig medicaments including fig lye, fig wine and medicinal poultices.

  17. USSR Space Life Sciences Digest, issue 28

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    Stone, Lydia Razran (Editor); Teeter, Ronald (Editor); Rowe, Joseph (Editor)

    1990-01-01

    This is the twenty-eighth issue of NASA's Space Life Sciences Digest. It contains abstracts of 60 journal papers or book chapters published in Russian and of 3 Soviet monographs. Selected abstracts are illustrated with figures and tables from the original. The abstracts in this issue have been identified as relevant to 20 areas of space biology and medicine. These areas include: adaptation, aviation medicine, botany, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, developmental biology, endocrinology, enzymology, equipment and instrumentation, hematology, human performance, immunology, life support systems, mathematical modeling, musculoskeletal system, neurophysiology, personnel selection, psychology, radiobiology, reproductive system, and space medicine.

  18. Psoralea corylifolia L. (Buguchi) - folklore to modern evidence: review.

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    Chopra, Bhawna; Dhingra, Ashwani Kumar; Dhar, Kanaya Lal

    2013-10-01

    Psoralea corylifolia is an important medicinal plant which is used in several traditional medicines to cure various diseases. The plant extracts have been reported to possess antibacterial, antitumor, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and immunomodulatory activity. A wide range of chemical compounds including psoralen, isopsoralen, bakuchiol, psoralidin, bakuchalcone, bavachinin, flavones, volatile oils, lipids etc. are found in different parts of the plant. The present review is therefore, an effort to give a detailed survey of the literature on its botany, phytochemistry and ethnopharmacology along with special emphasis given on pharmacological activities of plant P. corylifolia.

  19. Sino-British Researchers Join Forces to Set Up an Alpine Botanic Garden in Southwest China

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    2005-01-01

    @@ The nameplate for the Lijiang Alpine Botanic Garden was unveiled on January 25 in southwest China's Yunnan Province.As a Sino-British cooperation project for a biodiversity research and protection and plant conservation platform in southwest China, the garden was jointly set up by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE)and the CAS Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB). The event also marked the start of a one-year UK-China Partners in Science campaign in southwest China. British ConsulGeneral in Chongqing Tim Summers,RBGE Regius Keeper Stephen Blackmore and KIB vice directors Li Dezhu and Yang Yongping were in Lijiang to witnessthe ceremony.

  20. Re-establishing Evolutionary Relationships of Alpinia Plants

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    2005-01-01

    @@ With 230 species throughout tropical and subtropical Asia, Alpinia is the largest, most widespread and most taxonomically complex genus in the ginger family (Zingiberaceae). Species of Alpinia often predominate in the understory of forests, and some of them are important ornamentals and medicinals. By using DNA-sequence-based methods, Prof. Li Qingjun from the CASXishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden and his collaborators from the US National Museum of Natural History and UK Royal Botanic Garden have set up the monophyly of the genus. Their work is highlighted on the cover of the first issue of American Journal of Botany in 2005.

  1. Conservation of medicinal and aromatic plants

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    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The conservation of medicinal and aromatic plants includes ex situ and in situ methods. The genetic recourses of medicinal and aromatic plants are stored, studied and constantly maintained in the field collections of the Institute of Botany of Nature Research Centre, Kaunas Botanical Garden of Vytautas Magnus University and Aleksandras Stulginskis University of Agriculture. Presently seeds of 214 accessions representing 38 species of medicinal and aromatic plants are stored in a long-term storage in the Plant Gene Bank. The data about national genetic resources are collected and stored in the Central Database of the Plant Gene Bank.

  2. The Rare Perennial Balduina atropurpurea (Asteraceae) at Fort Stewart, Georgia

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    in Helianthus annuus (Asteraceae). Systematic Botany 3:403-407. Ewel, K.C. 1990. Swamps, pp 281-323 in R.L. Meyers and J.J. Ewel, eds. Ecosystems of...HQ FORSCOM, AFPI-ENE; and Linton L . Swindell, Fort Stewart Fish and Wildlife Branch, AFZP- DEV-W. Public Law 101-510 established SERDP as a multi...USACERL TR-98/75 21 A flowering genet. ^K^ l ^fl Kr*’ Si * ■ Two open inflorences: The top infloresecence with outer stigmas and one row of anthers

  3. PENGETAHUAN MASYARAKAT PEKUREHUA DI SEKITAR TAMAN NASIONAL LORE LINDU, SULAWESI TENGAH TENTANG TUMBUHAN OBAT DAN PEMANFAATANNYA

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    Siti Susiarti

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The Lore Lindu National Park is one of National Parks in Indonesia. This National Park belongs to Donggala and Poso district, Central Sulawesi Province, administratively total area is 229.000 Ha. The major ethnics who live in this Park are Kaili, Behoa and Pekurehua. In order to explore the medicinal plants used by them, the ethno botany study is carried out by direct interview to Pekurehua tribes in Wuasa, Poso district, Central Sulawesi, eastern part of Lore Lindu National Park. It has been known that about 104 species from 93 genera and 46 families are used as medicinal plants by Pekurehua tribes. Some of the medicinal plants have herb habits and those species can be used to cure approximately 46 types of illness. One of those species, Hiha (Alstonia scholar is is categorized as an endangered species and it is used by them as well. Pekurehua people is not only used the higher plants as medicines but also lower plant, such as lichen (Parmeliaceae.   Key words : Medicinal Plants, Ethno Botany, Pekurehua Tribes, Lore Lindu National Park.

  4. [Gerog Fresenius and the species Aspergillus fumigatus].

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    Schmidt, A

    1998-01-01

    The species Aspergillus fumigatus was first extensively described by G. Fresenius. J. B. Georg W. Fresenius was born in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, in 1808 and also died there in 1866. He studied medicine and finished his doctorate thesis (MD) in 1829. Afterwards he started his career as a physician and surgeon in Frankfurt/Main in the same year. In 1831 Fresenius became a university lecturer for botany at the "Senckenbergisches medicinisches Institut"; this institute specialized in botany. In this year Fresenius also became the director of the botanical gardens of Frankfurt/Main. Apart from his collaboration in the institute for agriculture he actively participated in the microscopical association of Frankfurt as well as the "Senckenbergische medicinische Gesellschaft". Almost over the whole period, Fresenius also worked as a physician taking care of miserable people. The outstanding publications of Fresenius are "Die Flora von Frankfurt" (Flora of Frankfurt) and "Beiträge zur Mykologie" (Contributions to Mycology). The monograph "Beiträge zur Mykologie" was published by Fresenius as a dedication for the centennial celebrations of the Senckenberg foundation ("Senckenbergische Stiftung"). It contains 132 pages and 13 excellent lithographic figures (Camera lucida). The third part of this monograph also contains the description of the species A. fumigatus. Fresenius was an engaged physician as well as an outstanding researcher and expert in natural sciences who described numerous new fungal species some of which are still accepted nowadays in accordance with the "International Code of Botanical Nomenclature".

  5. Reusable Reentry Satellite (RRS) system design study: System cost estimates document

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    1991-01-01

    The Reusable Reentry Satellite (RRS) program was initiated to provide life science investigators relatively inexpensive, frequent access to space for extended periods of time with eventual satellite recovery on earth. The RRS will provide an on-orbit laboratory for research on biological and material processes, be launched from a number of expendable launch vehicles, and operate in Low-Altitude Earth Orbit (LEO) as a free-flying unmanned laboratory. SAIC's design will provide independent atmospheric reentry and soft landing in the continental U.S., orbit for a maximum of 60 days, and will sustain three flights per year for 10 years. The Reusable Reentry Vehicle (RRV) will be 3-axis stabilized with artificial gravity up to 1.5g's, be rugged and easily maintainable, and have a modular design to accommodate a satellite bus and separate modular payloads (e.g., rodent module, general biological module, ESA microgravity botany facility, general botany module). The purpose of this System Cost Estimate Document is to provide a Life Cycle Cost Estimate (LCCE) for a NASA RRS Program using SAIC's RRS design. The estimate includes development, procurement, and 10 years of operations and support (O&S) costs for NASA's RRS program. The estimate does not include costs for other agencies which may track or interface with the RRS program (e.g., Air Force tracking agencies or individual RRS experimenters involved with special payload modules (PM's)). The life cycle cost estimate extends over the 10 year operation and support period FY99-2008.

  6. Natural history and information overload: The case of Linnaeus.

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    Müller-Wille, Staffan; Charmantier, Isabelle

    2012-03-01

    Natural History can be seen as a discipline paradigmatically engaged in 'data-driven research.' Historians of early modern science have begun to emphasize its crucial role in the Scientific Revolution, and some observers of present day genomics see it as engaged in a return to natural history practices. A key concept that was developed to understand the dynamics of early modern natural history is that of 'information overload.' Taxonomic systems, rules of nomenclature, and technical terminologies were developed in botany and zoology to catch up with the ever increasing amount of information on hitherto unknown plant and animal species. In our contribution, we want to expand on this concept. After all, the same people who complain about information overload are usually the ones who contribute to it most significantly. In order to understand this complex relationship, we will turn to the annotation practices of the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778). The very tools that Linnaeus developed to contain and reduce information overload, as we aim to demonstrate, facilitated a veritable information explosion that led to the emergence of a new research object in botany: the so-called 'natural' system. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. Botânica econômica, uma ciência importante para a região amazônica

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    Ghillean T Prance

    1988-01-01

    Full Text Available A botânica econômica é uma ciência atualmente muito importante na região amazônica e deve ser adaptada às necessidades regionais. Neste trabalho, são fornecidos dados sobre o banco genético da floresta amazônica, espécies e dados econômicos da floresta de extração, sistemas agroflorestais, aproveitamento de monoculturas, naturais e cultivo das várzeas. É necessário um forte programa de botânica econômica para criar sistemas de uso racionais da floresta amazônica.The important contribution to be made by the science of Economic Botany in today's Amazonia environment is emphasized. Economy Botany must be tailored to the current situation where and uneccesary destruction is taking place. Studies are needed of the gene pool os useful plants and their wild relatives that occur in the forest; of products suitable for extraction from the forest; of agroforest, systems; os natural monospecific stands of such species as Orbignya phalerata and Mauritia flexuosa; and of plants suitable for cultivation on the várzea. The need for a strong programme in Amazonian Economic Bot any is stressed.

  8. Mycorrhizal fungi and parasitic plants: Reply.

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    de Vega, Clara; Arista, Montserrat; Ortiz, Pedro L; Talavera, Salvador

    2011-04-01

    In a recent study (American Journal of Botany 97: 730-737), we described the first case of a tripartite association in natural conditions among a holoparasitic plant (Cytinus), its host Cistaceae species, and mycorrhizal fungi at an anatomical level. In a letter to the editor, Brundrett (American Journal of Botany 98: 595-596) commented on our manuscript and questioned our conclusions, arguing that they are not adequately supported by the data. We reject this point of view and believe that the controversy has arisen because of the parasitic way of life of Cytinus. We maintain and demonstrate that there is enough evidence in the data that we presented to confirm the existence of mycorrhizal associations in the Cytinus-Cistaceae complex, supporting the functionality of the tripartite association. Most holoparasitic plants have been considered as nonmycorrhizal. However, it is not advisable to be categorical in drawing conclusions about the mycorrhizal status of a group of plants that has not been fully studied.

  9. The Green Revolution: botanical contributions to forensics and drug enforcement.

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    Miller Coyle, H; Ladd, C; Palmbach, T; Lee, H C

    2001-06-01

    Forensic botany encompasses many sub-disciplines, including plant anatomy, plant ecology, plant systematics, plant molecular biology, palynology, and limnology. Although the field of forensic botany has been recognized since the mid-1900's, the use of trace plant material as physical evidence in criminal casework is still novel. A review of published forensic casework that used plant evidence is presented here. Cases include the analysis of wood evidence in the Charles Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the use of pollen in establishing the location of a sexual assault, and pollen analysis to determine the time of year for burial in a mass grave. Additional cases discuss the use of plant growth rates to determine the time of a body deposit in a field, the use of diatoms to link individuals to a crime scene, and plant DNA typing to match seedpods to a tree under which a body was discovered. New DNA methods in development for plant species identification and individualization for forensic applications are also discussed. These DNA methods may be useful for linking an individual to a crime scene or physical evidence to a geographic location, or tracking marijuana distribution patterns.

  10. [Not Available].

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    Nakov, L

    The teaching of Biology at the Medical Faculty in Sofia started in 1918 with Botany and Zoology. Already in the next year, it was radically changed by Metodii Popov: 1. Instead of Botany he introduced General Biology, and instead of Zoology - Parasitology (including a general review of the evolution of non-vertebrate animals) and Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates; 2. He adapted the teaching of Biology to the needs of the medical education. Those changes were possible thanks to the considerable medical background of M. Popov - it started in 1911 with suitable specialization and research activities, and continued with the establishment of Department of Biology and the Medical Faculty, and the involvement of medics, besides biologists, in its academic staff. During the past years there have been a lot of changes in the curriculum both in its schedule and contents. Some of them were as a result of the development of the biological science and the integration with the other disciples, but some were forced by the administration. Today the students have 90 hours of lectures and a practical course of 90 hours as well. They have at their disposal textbooks on "Biology", "Parasitology" and "Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates", as well as, a "Textbook for the practical Course on Biology". Their knowledge is evaluated during the practical course, at two colloquia, and at a practical and theoretical (oral) exam at the end of the first year of education.

  11. Helgoland und die Erforschung der marinen Benthosalgen

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    Mollenhauer, D.; Lüning, K.

    1988-09-01

    Early phycological research on the island of Helgoland was performed by amateur phycologists from the adjacent coastal regions of Germany (Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein). These pioneers were followed by professionals, and by collectors from the mainland universities, particularly from Berlin. This second phase group includes the naturalist Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg, the zoologists Johannes Müller, Ernst Haeckel and Anton Dohrn, and the botanists Alexander Braun, Nathanael Pringsheim, and Ferdinand Cohn. The leading marine phycologist in Germany, towards the end of the 19th century, was Johannes Reinke, who finally worked at the University of Kiel. Paul Kuckuck's doctoral thesis had been supervised by Reinke who recommended him for the post of the first curator of botany at the Biological Station of Helgoland, which was founded in 1892. Kuckuck worked on the island from 1892 to 1914. After World War I, and after Kuckuck's untimely death, Wilhelm Nienburg became the second curator of botany on Helgoland, from 1921 to 1923. The next permanent phycologist on the island, from 1925 to 1936, was Ernst Schreiber. He was followed in 1936 by Peter Kornmann, who retired in 1972 but still continues as a research worker, together with Paul-Heinz Sahling, who started to work as a technical assistant under the guidance of Ernst Schreiber in 1927.

  12. [Use of Ancient texts in modern therapeutic research].

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    Fabre, André

    2003-01-01

    Two main purposes were assigned to this study of medicinal prescription of spices at the time of the Roman Empire: analyze Roman pharmacopoeia of spices in reference to modern criteria and assess a new discipline, close to "ethno-botany" and "ethno-pharmacology", aiming to a new approach of drug research: "archeopharmacology". A brief overview is given of the Roman world of spices : all aromatic substances from Orient, India and Far-East held a major place which can only be compared to the role of petroleum in our modern times. The study is conducted on a thesaurus of 2600 quotations from twelve authors: Apicius, Caelius Aurelianus, Cassius Felix, Celsus, Dioscorides, Galen, Marcellus,(Anonymous) Mulonmedicina, Pelagorius, Pliny the Elder, Serenus Sammonicus and Scribonius Largus and a set of 33 medicinal spices among which: cyperus, ferulas (Asa foetida), frankincense, pepper, myrrh and saffron. Medicinal use of spices (mainly for pneumology, dermatology and gastroenterology) do not differ notably from the rest of Roman pharmacopoeia: the main criteria for prescription of spices is not their place of origin but a "therapeutic profile" which is clearly assigned to each substance by tradition. During the last decades, new methods of therapeutic research: ethno-botany and ethno-pharmacology have been used extensively to explore traditional medicines. A new discipline is ready to emerge: "archeo-pharmacology", aiming towards a drug research based on Ancient texts.

  13. Occurrence of Rare Tree and Shrub Species in Hungary

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    BARTHA, Dénes

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available The Department of Botany has been focusing on investigating rare taxa of theHungarian dendroflora since 1989. The research dealt with nearly 50 species regarding conditions of occurrence, habitat preference, reproduction and possible conservational management up to 2003. In the investigation of species, chorology was of primary importance. Since 1993 occurrence data have been systematically collected. As a first result, CEU grid-maps of 142 species, including all the rare dendrotaxa in Hungary, were published (Bartha – Mátyás 1995 using grid squares of 10' long. × 6' lat. equalling approx. 12 × 11 km. With organizational and methodological experience, focuses have moved to processing, correction and mapping of reference, herbaria and new field records. A detailed evaluation of the distribution of 34 rare species in Hungary was made and published (Bartha et al 1999. The Department of Botany at the University of West Hungary has been project coordinator of ‘Floristic Mapping of Hungary’ since 2001. The present study describes actual distribution maps of 20 rare tree- and shrub species with short analyses of their conditions in Hungary.

  14. "Nature gave to each country or each climate exclusive privileges": the Brazilian Nature in the works of Manuel Arruda da Câmara

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    Maria Rachel de Gomensoro Fróes da Fonseca

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    Full Text Available The article aims to analyze the trajectory of Manuel Arruda da Câmara (1752-1810, a reference in Botany and Medicine in the late 18th century, highlighting his vision of Brazilian Nature. The most representative concepts of the Enlightenment, like the belief in the power of reason, the knowledge of nature, the ideas of happiness and progress were also evident in colonial Brazil. Natural History and its branches attracted the interest of scholars such as Manuel Arruda da Câmara, highlighting important studies about Botany and its relationship with other areas of knowledge like Medicine, Agriculture, and Chemistry. The impact of theories of inferiority and immaturity conferred to American Nature in the second half of the 18th century by European thinkers such as Buffon and De Pauw, was also critical in formulating this knowledge. These theories predicated upon the assertion of a close organic connection between living creatures and nature, in a deterministic way. Learned men sought to respond these statements making studies that refuted the negative characterization of American continent. Thus it was important emphasize the potential and virtues of local nature.

  15. Anticancer activity of biostabilized selenium nanorods synthesized by Streptomyces bikiniensis strain Ess_amA-1

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    Full Text Available Maged Sayed Ahmad,1 Manal Mohamed Yasser,1 Essam Nageh Sholkamy,1,2 Ali Mohamed Ali,3,4 Magda Mohamed Mehanni3 1Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, University of Beni-Suef, Beni-Suef, Egypt; 2Department of Botany and Microbiology, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 3Department of Botany and Microbiology, College of Science, Minia University, El-Minia, Egypt; 4Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia Abstract: Selenium is an important component of human diet and a number of studies have declared its chemopreventive and therapeutic properties against cancer. However, very limited studies have been conducted about the properties of selenium nanostructured materials in comparison to other well-studied selenospecies. Here, we have shown that the anticancer property of biostabilized selenium nanorods (SeNrs synthesized by applying a novel strain Ess_amA-1 of Streptomyces bikiniensis. The strain was grown aerobically with selenium dioxide and produced stable SeNrs with average particle size of 17 nm. The optical, structural, morphological, elemental, and functional characterizations of the SeNrs were carried out using techniques such as UV-vis spectrophotometry, transmission electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry, and Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometry, respectively. The MTT (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay revealed that the biosynthesized SeNrs induces cell death of Hep-G2 and MCF-7 human cancer cells. The lethal dose (LD50% of SeNrs on Hep-G2 and MCF-7 cells was recorded at 75.96 µg/mL and 61.86 µg/mL, respectively. It can be concluded that S. bikiniensis strain Ess_amA-1 could be used as renewable bioresources of biosynthesis of anticancer SeNrs. A hypothetical mechanism for anticancer activity of SeNrs is also proposed. Keywords: biosynthesis, selenium nanorods, Streptomyces, anticancer activity

  16. Boosting seed development as a new strategy to increase cotton fiber yield and quality.

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    Ruan, Yong-Ling

    2013-07-01

    Cotton (Gossypium spp.) is the most important textile crop worldwide due to its cellulosic mature fibers, which are single-celled hairs initiated from the cotton ovule epidermis at anthesis. Research to improve cotton fiber yield and quality in recent years has been largely focused on identifying genes regulating fiber cell initiation, elongation and cellulose synthesis. However, manipulating some of those candidate genes has yielded no effect or only a marginally positive effect on fiber yield or quality. On the other hand, evolutionary comparison and transgenic studies have clearly shown that cotton fiber growth is intimately controlled by seed development. Therefore, I propose that enhancing seed development could be a more effective and achievable strategy to increase fiber yield and quality. © 2013 Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

  17. Comment on 'improving ecophysiological simulation models to predict the impact of elevated CO(2) concentration on crop productivity' by X. Yin.

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    Kimball, B A

    2013-08-01

    The recent publication by Yin (2013; Annals of Botany 112: 465-475) referred to in the title above provides an excellent review of modelling approaches to predict the impact of elevated CO2 on crop productivity, as well as on the controversy regarding whether yield responses observed in free-air CO2 enrichment (FACE) experiments are indeed lower than those from chamber-based experiments. However, the wheat experiments in the example of fig. 1 in Yin's paper had a flaw as the control plots lacked blowers that were in the FACE plots, which warmed the FACE plots at night and hastened plant development. This Viewpoint seeks to highlight this fact, and to comment on the relative merits of FACE and enclosure experiments.

  18. Use or abuse of bioinformatic tools: a response to Samach.

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    Muñoz-Fambuena, Natalia; Mesejo, Carlos; González-Mas, María C; Primo-Millo, Eduardo; Agustí, Manuel; Iglesias, Domingo J

    2013-03-01

    In a recent paper, we described for the first time the effects of fruit on the expression of putative homologues of genes involved in flowering pathways. It was our aim to provide insight into the molecular mechanisms underlying alternate bearing in citrus. However, a bioinformatics-based critique of our and other related papers has been given by Samach in the preceding Viewpoint article in this issue of Annals of Botany. The use of certain bioinformatic tools in a context of structural rather than functional genomics can cast doubts about the veracity of a large amount of data published in recent years. In this response, the contentions raised by Samach are analysed, and rebuttals of his criticisms are presented.

  19. Ficus deltoidea Jack: A Review on Its Phytochemical and Pharmacological Importance

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    Hamidun Bunawan

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Ficus deltoidea Jack (Moraceae has had a long history of use in traditional medicine among the Malays to alleviate and heal ailments such as sores, wounds, and rheumatism and as an after-birth tonic and an antidiabetic drug. Modern pharmacological studies demonstrated that this plant has a wide variety of beneficial attributes for human health. Despite its importance, a review of this species has not been published in the scientific literature to date. Here, we review and summarize the historic and current literature concerning the botany, traditional uses, phytochemistry, pharmacological effects, and toxicity of this wonder plant. This summary could be beneficial for future research aiming to exploit the therapeutic potential of this useful, medicinal species.

  20. "What we need is a crop ecologist": ecology and agricultural science in Progressive-era America.

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    Hersey, Mark D

    2011-01-01

    Though they are often seen as foils for each other, ecology and agricultural science co-evolved. With shared roots in late nineteenth-century botany, ecologists and agronomists fostered important connections during the Progressive era that have been largely overlooked despite a number of finely nuanced studies of ecology's origins. But if 'applied ecology' once effectively meant agriculture, over the course of the first decades of the twentieth century the relationship between ecology and scientific agriculture grew strained. Agriculturists narrowed their focus to increasing yields, and ecologists sought to establish their discipline as a distant theoretical science and so distanced themselves from its agricultural applications. By the end of World War I, the process of disciplinary specialization was well underway. In time, the two disciplines diverged so completely that the once vital connections between them were obscured and forgotten.

  1. Energy from plants: problems and prospects

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    Khoshoo, T.N.

    1982-01-01

    This article contains the presidential address to the Section of Botany (VI). After an introduction and a brief account of the process and efficiency of photosynthesis, the address describes terrestrial and aquatic biomass, biological hydrogen production and bioconversion (the conversion of biomass and organic wastes into energy and also into fertilizers, food and chemicals). The section on terrestial biomass is with particular reference to India and examines fuel plantations, the possibility of covered energy farms (such as the growth of alfalfa in greenhouses), the production of agricultural alcohol, the use of vegetable oils as fuel, the production and use of jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) wax, and hydrocarbon producing plants (rubber, Euphorbia spp., various Leguminosae etc.).

  2. Biosynthesis and function of plant lipids

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    Thomson, W.W.; Mudd, J.B.; Gibbs, M. (eds.)

    1983-01-01

    The Sixth Annual Symposium in Botany and Plant Physiology was held January 13-15, 1983, at the University of California, Riverside. This volume comprises the papers that were presented. Subjects discussed at the symposium covered a wide range in the field of plant lipids. Biosynthesis of lipids occupied an important fraction of the presentations at the symposium. Subjects included detailed studies of the enzymes of fatty acid synthesis, several discussions of the incorporation of fatty acids into glycerolipids and the further modification of the fatty acids, and the synthesis of glycerolipids and desaturation of fatty acids in both maturing oilseeds and chloroplasts. The physicochemical studies of glycerolipids and sterols in artificial membranes have led to distinct conclusions about their behaviour which must be relevant in the biological membrane. Results on the functional consequences of modifying the galactolipid composition in the chloroplast were an encouraging sign of progress in the attempts to relate membrane lipid composition to physiological function.

  3. Mutation in the gene encoding 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate synthase 4 (CitACS4) led to andromonoecy in watermelon.

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    Ji, Gaojie; Zhang, Jie; Zhang, Haiying; Sun, Honghe; Gong, Guoyi; Shi, Jianting; Tian, Shouwei; Guo, Shaogui; Ren, Yi; Shen, Huolin; Gao, Junping; Xu, Yong

    2016-09-01

    Although it has been reported previously that ethylene plays a critical role in sex determination in cucurbit species, how the andromonoecy that carries both the male and hermaphroditic flowers is determined in watermelon is still unknown. Here we showed that the watermelon gene 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate synthase 4 (CitACS4), expressed specifically in carpel primordia, determines the andromonoecy in watermelon. Among four single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) and one InDel identified in the coding region of CitACS4, the C364W mutation located in the conserved box 6 was co-segregated with andromonoecy. Enzymatic analyses showed that the C364W mutation caused a reduced activity in CitACS4. We believe that the reduced CitACS4 activity may hamper the programmed cell death in stamen primordia, leading to the formation of hermaphroditic flowers. © 2016 Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

  4. USSR Space Life Sciences Digest, issue 1

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    Hooke, L. R.; Radtke, M.; Rowe, J. E.

    1985-01-01

    The first issue of the bimonthly digest of USSR Space Life Sciences is presented. Abstracts are included for 49 Soviet periodical articles in 19 areas of aerospace medicine and space biology, published in Russian during the first quarter of 1985. Translated introductions and table of contents for nine Russian books on topics related to NASA's life science concerns are presented. Areas covered include: botany, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, cybernetics and biomedical data processing, endocrinology, gastrointestinal system, genetics, group dynamics, habitability and environmental effects, health and medicine, hematology, immunology, life support systems, man machine systems, metabolism, musculoskeletal system, neurophysiology, perception, personnel selection, psychology, radiobiology, reproductive system, and space biology. This issue concentrates on aerospace medicine and space biology.

  5. USSR Space Life Sciences Digest, issue 2

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    Hooke, L. R. (Editor); Radtke, M. (Editor); Garshnek, V. (Editor); Rowe, J. E. (Editor); Teeter, R. (Editor)

    1985-01-01

    The second issue of the bimonthly digest of USSR Space Life Sciences is presented. Abstracts are included for 39 Soviet periodical articles in 16 areas of aerospace medicine and space biology and published in Russian during the first half of 1985. Selected articles are illustrated with figures from the original. Translated introductions and tables of contents for 14 Russian books on 11 topics related to NASA's life science concerns are presented. Areas covered are: adaptation, biospheric, body fluids, botany, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, cybernetics and biomedical data processing, gastrointestinal system, group dynamics, habitability and environmental effects, health and medical treatment, hematology, immunology, life support systems, metabolism, musculoskeletal system, neurophysiology, psychology, radiobiology, and space biology. Two book reviews translated from Russian are included and lists of additional relevant titles available either in English or in Russian only are appended.

  6. Identification and characterization of Euphorbia nivulia latex proteins.

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    Badgujar, Shamkant B; Mahajan, Raghunath T

    2014-03-01

    The protein profile of latex of Euphorbia nivulia Buch.-Ham. is established. Three new proteins viz., Nivulian-I, II and III have been purified to homogeneity from the latex. The relative molecular masses of Nivulian-I, II and III are 31,486.985, 43,670.846 and 52,803.470 Da respectively. Nivulian-I is a simple type of protein while Nivulian-II and III are glycoproteins. Peptide mass fingerprint analysis revealed peptides of these proteins match with Tubulin alpha-1 chain of Eleusine indica, Maturase K of Banksia quercifolia and hypothetical protein of Zea mays respectively. Tryptic digestion profile of Nivulian-I, II and III, infer the exclusive nature of latex origin proteins and may be new and are additive molecules in the dictionaries of phytoproteins or botany. This is the first of its kind, regarding characterization and validation of Nivulian-I, II and III with respect to peptide sequencing.

  7. Interdisciplinary cantilever physics: Elasticity of carrot, celery, and plasticware

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    Pestka, Kenneth A.

    2014-05-01

    This article presents several simple cantilever-based experiments using common household items (celery, carrot, and a plastic spoon) that are appropriate for introductory undergraduate laboratories or independent student projects. By applying Hooke's law and Euler beam theory, students are able to determine Young's modulus, fracture stress, yield stress, strain energy, and sound speed of these apparently disparate materials. In addition, a cellular foam elastic model is introduced—applicable to biologic materials as well as an essential component in the development of advanced engineering composites—that provides a mechanism to determine Young's modulus of the cell wall material found in celery and carrot. These experiments are designed to promote exploration of the similarities and differences between common inorganic and organic materials, fill a void in the typical undergraduate curriculum, and provide a foundation for more advanced material science pursuits within biology, botany, and food science as well as physics and engineering.

  8. Mamíferos da França Equinocial (Maranhão, Brasil

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    Fernando Dias de Ávila-Pires

    1989-01-01

    Full Text Available During the XVI Century, France succeeded in establishing a few colonies in the Americas. Equinoctial France was a short-lived venture, but one that left an indelible mark upon the island of São Luis, in the State of Maranhão, Brazil. Two remarkable reports on the shape of the colony, its geographical features, climate, ethnography, botany, and zoology are among the first contributions to the natural history of Northeastern Brazil. Description of the habits of common animals, together with zoogeographical records are useful for the modem zoologist. This paper brings together the recorded information on the mammals of Maranhão, as described and depicted by two French friars and one Portuguese, who lived in the island during the first half of the XVIth Century.

  9. Mushrooms-Biologically Distinct and Nutritionally Unique: Exploring a "Third Food Kingdom"

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    Jo Feeney, Mary; Miller, Amy Myrdal; Roupas, Peter

    2014-11-01

    Mushrooms are fungi, biologically distinct from plant- and animal-derived foods (fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, protein [meat, fish, poultry, legumes, nuts, and seeds]) that comprise the US Department of Agriculture food patterns operationalized by consumer-focused MyPlate messages. Although mushrooms provide nutrients found in these food groups, they also have a unique nutrient profile. Classified into food grouping systems by their use as a vegetable, mushrooms' increasing use in main entrées in plant-based diets is growing, supporting consumers' efforts to follow dietary guidance recommendations. Mushrooms' nutrient and culinary characteristics suggest it may be time to reevaluate food groupings and health benefits in the context of 3 separate food kingdoms: plants/botany, animals/zoology, and fungi/mycology.

  10. TILLING and Associated Technologies

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    Trevor Wang; Cristobal Uauy; Brad Till; Chun-Ming Liu

    2010-01-01

    @@ As part of a collaboration between the John Innes Centre(JIC),Norwich,UK and the Centre for Signal Transduction and Metabolomics(C-STM)at the Institute of Botany(IOB),the Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing,a workshop on 'TILLING and Associated Technologies' was held at the IOB on 15-16 April 2010.Through sponsorship from the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council(BBSRC),Resarch Councils UK,China Office,and the Transgenic Research Project of China,experts were drawn from the USA,Europe and China to present their latest information on technology development for targeted single nucleotide polymorphism(SNP)detection to over 60 registered participants.

  11. Cassia spectabilis (DC) Irwin et Barn: a promising traditional herb in health improvement.

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    Jothy, Subramanion L; Torey, Angeline; Darah, Ibrahim; Choong, Yee Siew; Saravanan, Dharmaraj; Chen, Yeng; Latha, Lachimanan Yoga; Deivanai, Subramanian; Sasidharan, Sreenivasan

    2012-08-29

    The genus Cassia, comprising about 600 species widely distributed worldwide is well known for its diverse biological and pharmacological properties. Cassia spectabilis (sin Senna spectabilis) (DC) Irwin et Barn (Fabaceae) is widely grown as an ornamental plant in tropical and subtropical areas. C. spectabilis has been commonly used in traditional medicine for many years. Information in the biomedical literature has indicated the presence of a variety of medicinally-important chemical constituents in C. spectabilis. Pharmacological studies by various groups of investigators have shown that C. spectabilis possesses significant biological activity, such as antibacterial, antibiofilm, antifungal and antioxidant properties. Beside this, toxicity studies of this plant have revealed no toxic effect on mice. In view of the immense medicinal importance of C. spectabilis, this review aimed at compiling all currently available information on C. spectabilis’s botany, phytochemistry, pharmacology, and mechanism of actions, toxicology and its ethnomedicinal uses.

  12. La vita vera: note su Rosa Luxemburg

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    Clotilde Barbarulli

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Rosa Luxemburg was a political theorist of the working class movement and the leader of German Social Democracy. Altough she was deeply involved in the political events of her period, in the context of that inhuman and exploiting society, Rosa never resigned the pursuit of happiness. From her prison, where she was confined many times because of her involvement in the propaganda against the war, she continued to speak about the importance to be and remain humans. So, while she goes with studying botany, she likes to look at the clouds and the lovely titmice from the window of her cell. She knows she may venture her life, if necessary, but she feels the possible death thought as nothing more than a «pensiero atroce» (a nasty thought.

  13. La vita vera: note su Rosa Luxemburg

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    Clotilde Barbarulli

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Rosa Luxemburg was a political theorist of the working class movement and the leader of German Social Democracy. Altough she was deeply involved in the political events of her period, in the context of that inhuman and exploiting society, Rosa never resigned the pursuit of happiness. From her prison, where she was confined many times because of her involvement in the propaganda against the war, she continued to speak about the importance to be and remain humans. So, while she goes with studying botany, she likes to look at the clouds and the lovely titmice from the window of her cell. She knows she may venture her life, if necessary, but she feels the possible death thought as nothing more than a «pensiero atroce» (a nasty thought.

  14. A study in Renaissance psychotropic plant ointments.

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    Piomelli, D; Pollio, A

    1994-01-01

    Various historical sources from the Renaissance--including transcripts of trials for witchcraft, writings on demonology and textbooks of pharmaceutical botany--describe vegetal ointments prepared by women accused of witchcraft and endowed with marked psychoactive properties. Here, we examine the botanical composition and the possible pharmacological actions of these ointments. The results of our study suggest that recipes for narcotic and mind-altering salves were known to Renaissance folk healers, and were in part distinct from homologous preparations of educated medicine. In addition, our study reveals an unexpected connection of these vegetal psychotropes with archaic chtonic beliefs, confirming the tight association between rituals and cults entered on the Underworld and the image of the Medieval witch.

  15. RESEARCH ON FAT CONTENT AND COMPOSITION OF FATTY ACID OF WILD SOYBEAN ( G. soja) IN CHINA%中国野生大豆(G. soja)脂肪含量及其脂肪酸组成的研究

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    杨光宇; 王洋; 马晓萍

    2000-01-01

    Tht results of research on fat content, geographical distribution of fat content,relativity of fat content and major characters of botany, composition of fatty acid of wildsoybean (G. soja) in China were reported in this paper. These researches provide foundationfor further research and usage on wild soybean.%近二十年来,我国学者对野生大豆进行了多学科、不同层次的研究,取得卓越的成就,很多方面处于世界领先的地位。本文综述了中国野生大豆脂肪含量及其脂肪酸组成方面的研究结果,为深入开展野生大豆研究与利用提供参考信息。

  16. [In the gap between science and art: a series of illustrations of triatomine bugs from the Oswaldo Cruz Institute].

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    Oliveira, Ricardo Lourenço de; Conduru, Roberto

    2004-01-01

    The article analyzes a series of scientific drawings created and printed as part of a scientific work that has never been published out by the Oswaldo Cruz Institute. Deemed "incorrect" by scientists, these drawings lay abandoned for over seventy years. We have investigated their history in an effort to discover what might have led science to condemn the series. We also undertook a brief historical analysis of verisimilitude in scientific drawing. This case affords an interesting opportunity to explore some aspects of representation in artistic production, like issues involving vision, perception, the interpretation of images and visual communication through them, the functionality and objectivity of scientific illustration, as well as certain distinctions between the characteristics of illustration in zoology and in cartography and botany, and its ambiguous relationship with art.

  17. Seeds in the appendix: a "fruitful" exploration.

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    Campora, Michela; Trambaiolo Antonelli, Chiara; Grillo, Federica; Bragoni, Alberto; Cornara, Laura; Migliora, Paola; Pigozzi, Simona; Mastracci, Luca

    2017-03-10

    Our contribution aims at clarifying and underlining a possible finding which can pose an interesting twist in routine appendix diagnostics: seeds in the appendiceal lumen, their histological aspects and their differential diagnosis with parasites. We work in a training centre with a large referral practice for gastrointestinal pathology and often the most banal cases are those which pose problems to junior or non-expert pathologists. This short study aims at providing simple iconographic tables, which are not at the moment available either in publications or on the web, with the most frequent seeds encountered in our routine practice or sent for second opinion. The real importance of identifying seed type in histological sections, however is in forsensic pathology and forensic botany where the identification of seeds as stomach content may provide important clues for solving major crimes. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

  18. German CELSS research with emphasis on the C.E.B.A.S.-project

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    Volker, Bluem; Karlheinz, Kreuzberg

    In general the German CELSS research program covers both animal and plant systems. In the field of botany a higher plant growth unit is disposed. The construction of a continuous culture device for unicellular algae in long-term multi-generation experiments will start in 1990. In zoology an experimental system for multi-generation experiments, the AQUARACK is already under construction and a running laboratory prototype is sorrounded by a wide-spread ground research program. The combination of the algae system with AQUARACK will result in a combined animal-plant system, the "Closed Equilibrated Biological Aquatic System", C.E.B.A.S. which may be the origin for further interdisciplinary research leading to an aquatic plant-animal-CELSS This research field is closely associated with cybernetical science because the development of the combined systems need simulation processes and highly sophisticated electronical control. A further point in the CELSS program is the study of biological waste management.

  19. A review of the chemistry of the genus Crataegus.

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    Edwards, Jennifer E; Brown, Paula N; Talent, Nadia; Dickinson, Timothy A; Shipley, Paul R

    2012-07-01

    Since the 1800s, natural health products that contain hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) have been used in North America for the treatment of heart problems such as hypertension, angina, arrhythmia, and congestive heart failure. Traditionally, Native American tribes used hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) to treat gastrointestinal ailments and heart problems, and consumed the fruit as food. Hawthorn also has a long history of use in Europe and China for food, and in traditional medicine. Investigations of Crataegus spp. typically focus on the identification and quantification of flavonoids and anthocyanins, which have been shown to have pharmacological activity. The main flavonoids found in Crataegus spp. are hyperoside, vitexin, and additional glycosylated derivatives of these compounds. Reviewed herein are the botany, ethnobotany, and traditional use of hawthorn while focusing on the phytochemicals that have been reported in Crataegus species, and the variation in the described chemistry between individual species.

  20. USSR Space Life Sciences Digest, issue 21

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    Hooke, Lydia Razran; Donaldson, P. Lynn; Garshnek, Victoria; Rowe, Joseph

    1989-01-01

    This is the twenty-first issue of NASA's USSR Space Life Sciences Digest. It contains abstracts of 37 papers published in Russian language periodicals or books or presented at conferences and of a Soviet monograph on animal ontogeny in weightlessness. Selected abstracts are illustrated with figures and tables from the original. A book review of a work on adaptation to stress is also included. The abstracts in this issue have been identified as relevant to 25 areas of space biology and medicine. These areas are: adaptation, biological rhythms, body fluids, botany, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, cytology, developmental biology, endocrinology, enzymology, equipment and instrumentation, exobiology, gravitational biology, habitability and environmental effects, hematology, human performance, life support systems, mathematical modeling, metabolism, microbiology, musculoskeletal system, neurophysiology, operational medicine, perception, psychology, and reproductive system.

  1. Physics education in the Greek community schools of Istanbul (19th century). The books

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    Lazos, Panayotis; Vlahakis, George N.

    2016-03-01

    During the 19th century a number of elementary and high schools were established for the need of the Greek community of Istanbul. Among the courses included in the curricula were those concerning the scientific study of Nature like Botany, Chemistry and Physics. In the present study we attempt to give a thorough description of the educational material used in these schools for the study of natural sciences with an emphasis in Physics. Especially we shall discuss the books used as course books as well as their probable sources. Furthermore we shall try to make a comparison with the relevant situation in the Greek state and the Ottoman Empire, where modern physics had been already introduced through textbooks based on Ganot's treatise on Physics. The results of our research will give for the first time a picture of the way Greek students in the 19th century Istanbul received their basic knowledge about Physics.

  2. An Undercover Angiosperm from the Jurassic of China

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    ZHENG Shaolin; WANG Xin

    2010-01-01

    Searching for early angiosperms is a riveting activity in botany because it helps to resolve the phylogenetic relationships among seed plants and among angiosperms themselves.One of the challenges for this job is what the target fossils look like.Most possibly early angiosperms may elude our scrutiny with gymnospermous appearances.This possibility becomes a reality in a Jurassic plant,Solaranthus gen.nov,which bears a peltaspermalean appearance and enclosed ovules.According to knowledge available hitherto,the latter feature makes it an angiosperm.However,such a feature is more likely to be eclipsed by its gymnospermous appearance.The early age and unexpected character assemblage of Solaranthus urge for a fresh look on the assumed-simple relationship between angiosperms and gymnosperms.Its resemblance to the order Peltaspermales favors the Mostly Male Theory.

  3. Finnish–Hungarian Cooperation in Bryology; Memories from Excursions, Congresses and Research with Professor Tamás Pócs

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    Koponen Timo

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The paper describes Professor Tamás Pócs’ cooperation with Finnish bryologists and other cryptogam taxonomists. Cooperation began with exchange of reprints in 1966 and identification of African bryophyte specimens in 1973. In 1976, Timo Koponen visited Budapest and Eger, and joint work continued during a University of Helsinki Department of Botany student excursion to Tanzania in 1988. Tamás Pócs, then a professor at Sokoine Agricultural University, arranged the logistics for the preparatory visit of four teachers as well as for the excursion itself. Later, Pócs participated in the Congress of Eastern Asiatic Bryology, the EU-funded ‘Advanced instruction in bryology and lichenology’ (Large Scale Facility program and the ‘Bryophyte Flora of the Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea’ project organized in Helsinki. He was elected a corresponding member of the Finnish Bryological Society in 2009.

  4. Soil application of Beauveria bassiana GHA against apple sawfly, Hoplocampa testudinea (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae)

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    Świergiel, Weronika; Meyling, Nicolai Vitt; Porcel, Mario;

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    Low impact alternatives to synthetic insecticides for the control of apple sawfly (Hoplocampa testudinea Klug) are scarce encumbering pest management in organic apple orchards. We investigated the soil persistence and field efficacy of the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo......) Vuillemin (BotaniGard) against apple sawfly under common organic orchard practices. We also assessed the efficacy of B. bassiana GHA and Metarhizium brunneum Petch (indigenous strain) against sawfly in the laboratory. Larvae treated with either fungus in the laboratory died faster than control larvae...... and displayed 49.4%-68.4% mycosis. In the field, B. bassiana density remained high in the week after application, during larval descent to the soil. Fungal density decreased to 25% at 49 d after application and to 0.4% after 55 weeks. Molecular markers revealed that the majority of fungal isolates recovered...

  5. An herbal El Dorado: the quest for botanical wealth in the Spanish Empire.

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    De Vos, Paula

    2003-01-01

    Few historians of science would associate the Spanish Empire with scientific innovation. However, recent research is increasingly demonstrating the Crown's strong commitment to scientific research, particularly in the areas of botany, natural history and medicine. Although this commitment began in the 16th century, it reached full development in the 18th, when Enlightenment ideals led to growing interest in exploiting natural resources in the New World. Interest in new resources, which offered alternatives to silver and traditional cash crops, focused largely on medicinal herbs indigenous to the Americas. Herbs that provided 'miracle cures' for age-old diseases would bring both material and moral wealth to the Crown, and were thus pursued vigorously throughout Spanish America. The result was a search for an 'herbal' El Dorado, reminiscent of 16th-century expeditions in search of a mythical land of gold--only in this case, medicine, not metal, was the goal.

  6. Newly recorded invasive plants in Guangxi%广西新记录入侵植物

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    韦春强; 赵志国; 丁莉; 潘玉梅

    2013-01-01

    Three new species of invasive plant, Mimosa diplotricha C. ,Veronica arvensis L. and Bidens fron-dosa L. were reported as new records of Guangxi. Description and illustrations were provided. The voucher specimens were kept in Plant Herbarium, Guangxi Institute of Botany, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Chinese Academy of Sciences (IBK).%报道了广西3种新记录入侵植物,它们分别是巴西含羞草(Mimosa diplotricha C.)、直立婆婆纳(Veronica arvensis L.)和大狼把草(Bidens frondosa L.),并提供了这3种植物的特征描述和形态图.凭证标本存放于广西壮族自治区中国科学院广西植物研究所标本馆(IBK).

  7. Origin, Domestication, and Dispersing of Pear (Pyrus spp.

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    Full Text Available The pear (Pyrus communis L. is a typical fruit of temperate regions, having its origin and domestication at two different points, China and Asia Minor until the Middle East. It is the fifth most widely produced fruit in the world, being produced mainly in China, Europe, and the United States. Pear belongs to rosaceous family, being a close “cousin” of the apple, but with some particularities that make this fruit special with a delicate flavor. Thus, it deserves a special attention and a meticulous review of all the history involved, and the recent research devoted to it, because of the economic and cultural importance of this fruit in a range of countries and cultures. Therefore, the purpose of this literature review is to approach the history of the origin, domestication, and dispersal of pears, as well as reporting their botany, their current scenario in the world, and their breeding and conservation.

  8. Huanglongbing: An overview of a complex pathosystem ravaging the world's citrus.

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    da Graça, John V; Douhan, Greg W; Halbert, Susan E; Keremane, Manjunath L; Lee, Richard F; Vidalakis, Georgios; Zhao, Hongwei

    2016-04-01

    Citrus huanglongbing (HLB) has become a major disease and limiting factor of production in citrus areas that have become infected. The destruction to the affected citrus industries has resulted in a tremendous increase to support research that in return has resulted in significant information on both applied and basic knowledge concerning this important disease to the global citrus industry. Recent research indicates the relationship between citrus and the causal agent of HLB is shaped by multiple elements, in which host defense responses may also play an important role. This review is intended to provide an overview of the importance of HLB to a wider audience of plant biologists. Recent advances on host-pathogen interactions, population genetics and vectoring of the causal agent are discussed. © 2015 Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

  9. Ethnobotanical and phytopharmacological review of Scindapsus officinalis (“Gajapippali”

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    Full Text Available Scindapsus officinalis (S. officinalis holds a reputed position in Ayurvedic system of medicine. It has been ethanobotanically used to treat diarrhea (“atisara”, worm infestation (“krmiroga”, and as antipyretic. Literature survey on S. officinalis was carried out via electronic search in PubMed, SciFinder, Scirus, Google Scholar, Agricola and Web of Science and a library search. Results revealed that a very specific botanical description of the plant is still not available. The plant is mistaken within the hybrids and other plants of genus Scindapsus and family Araceae. Since ethnobotanically the plant is of much importance, chemistry of the plant yet needs to be fully explored. Thus the need of the hour is to comprehend the fragmented information available on the botany, traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of S. officinalis which could help in the correct identification of the sample and avoid adulteration due to mistaken identity.

  10. Rotons and Slitons in a Magnetic Cactus: Dynamical Phyllotaxis

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    Nisoli, Cristiano; Gabor, Nathaniel

    2009-10-01

    Phyllotaxis, the study of mathematical patterns in the arrangement of leaves on stems, spines on cacti, petals on flowers, et cetera, fascinated mankind since the dawn of times. Similar patterns emerge in the the statics of simple physical systems. Here we reproduce experimentally the striking number-theoretical patterns found in the phyllotaxis of living beings in the statics of a simple mechanical apparatus. Then we show that its dynamics reveal unusual excitations beyond botany: multiple classical rotons and a large family of interconverting topological solitons. Applications at different scales and in different areas of physics are proposed and discussed. [4pt] [1] C. Nisoli et al, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 186103 (2009).[0pt] [2] C. Nisoli Phys. Rev. E 80, 026110 (2009).

  11. Gimnospermas en el renacimiento. Pierre Belon

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    Valderas, José María

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    Full Text Available The first plubished treatise on conifers, written by Pierre Belon. Bellonius, appeared in 1553. In it the natural tradition of Teophrastus, Dioscorides and Pliny is combined with direct observation and journeys of botanical exploration following the example of the author's master Valerius Cordus. Despite its obvious interest, this work has remained virtually unknown in the history of Botany.

    El primer tratado publicado sobre coníferas apareció en 1553, escrito por Pierre Belon, Bellonius. Conjuga en él la tradición naturalista de Teofrasto, Dioscórides y Plinio, con la observación directa y los viajes de herborización, siguiendo el ejemplo de su maestro Valerius Cordus. No obstante su obvio interés, ha permanecido casi desconocido para la historia de la botánica.

  12. Richard Bradley: a unified, living agent theory of the cause of infectious diseases of plants, animals, and humans in the first decades of the 18th century.

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    Santer, Melvin

    2009-01-01

    During the years 1714 to 1721, Richard Bradley, who was later to become the first Professor of Botany at Cambridge University, proposed a unified, unique, living agent theory of the cause of infectious diseases of plants and animals and the plague of humans. Bradley's agents included microscopic organisms, revealed by the studies of Robert Hooke and Antony van Leeuwenhoek. His theory derived from his experimental studies of plants and their diseases and from microscopic observation of animalcules in different naturally occurring and artificial environments. He concluded that there was a microscopic world of "insects" that lived and reproduced under the appropriate conditions, and that infectious diseases of plants were caused by such "insects." Since there are structural and functional similarities between plants and animals, Bradley concluded that microscopic organisms caused human and animal infectious diseases as well. However, his living agent cause of infectious diseases was not accepted by the contemporary scientific society.

  13. MEDICINAL USES AND PHYTOCONSTITUENTS OF PAEONIA OFFICINALIS

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    Ahmad F

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    Full Text Available Paeonia officinalis (European peony, Common peony has been cultivated in Europe for years. The root has been used medicinally for over 2,000 years mainly in the treatment for epilepsy and to promote menstruation. Root is also antispasmodic, diuretic, sedative and tonic and has been successfully employed in the treatment of convulsions and spasmodic nervous affections such as epilepsy. It has also been used in the treatment of whooping cough whilst suppositories are sometimes made of the root to relieve anal and intestinal spasms, hemorrhoids and varicose veins. Experimentally it has been proved to have antihypertensive, abortifacient action and anti-ulcer activity. The roots of this plant are of great medicinal significance in unani system and homeopathy. The roots contain asparagin, benzoic acid, flavonoids, paeoniflorin, paeonin, paeonol, protoanemonin, tannic acid, triterpenoids, and volatile oil. This review covers botany, traditional uses and the phytoconstituents of the roots of Paeonia officinalis.

  14. John Locke's seed lists: a case study in botanical exchange.

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    Harris, Stephen A; Anstey, Peter R

    2009-12-01

    This paper gives a detailed analysis of four seed lists in the journals of John Locke. These lists provide a window into a fascinating open network of botanical exchange in the early 1680s which included two of the leading botanists of the day, Pierre Magnol of Montpellier and Jacob Bobart the Younger of Oxford. The provenance and significance of the lists are assessed in relation to the relevant extant herbaria and plant catalogues from the period. The lists and associated correspondence provide the main evidence for Locke's own important, though modest contribution to early modern botany, a contribution which he would have regarded as a small part of the broader project of constructing a natural history of plants. They also provide a detailed case study of the sort of open and informal network of knowledge exchange in the early modern period that is widely recognised by historians of science, but all too rarely illustrated.

  15. Bayesian Inference of a Finite Mixture of Inverse Weibull Distributions with an Application to Doubly Censoring Data

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    Full Text Available The families of mixture distributions have a wider range of applications in different fields such as fisheries, agriculture, botany, economics, medicine, psychology, electrophoresis, finance, communication theory, geology and zoology. They provide the necessary flexibility to model failure distributions of components with multiple failure modes. Mostly, the Bayesian procedure for the estimation of parameters of mixture model is described under the scheme of Type-I censoring. In particular, the Bayesian analysis for the mixture models under doubly censored samples has not been considered in the literature yet. The main objective of this paper is to develop the Bayes estimation of the inverse Weibull mixture distributions under doubly censoring. The posterior estimation has been conducted under the assumption of gamma and inverse levy using precautionary loss function and weighted squared error loss function. The comparisons among the different estimators have been made based on analysis of simulated and real life data sets.

  16. Emerging infectious diseases of plants: pathogen pollution, climate change and agrotechnology drivers.

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    Anderson, Pamela K; Cunningham, Andrew A; Patel, Nikkita G; Morales, Francisco J; Epstein, Paul R; Daszak, Peter

    2004-10-01

    Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) pose threats to conservation and public health. Here, we apply the definition of EIDs used in the medical and veterinary fields to botany and highlight a series of emerging plant diseases. We include EIDs of cultivated and wild plants, some of which are of significant conservation concern. The underlying cause of most plant EIDs is the anthropogenic introduction of parasites, although severe weather events are also important drivers of disease emergence. Much is known about crop plant EIDs, but there is little information about wild-plant EIDs, suggesting that their impact on conservation is underestimated. We conclude with recommendations for improving strategies for the surveillance and control of plant EIDs.

  17. Use of Microthemes to Increase Writing Content for Introductory Science Laboratory

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    Full Text Available Writing is a learning activity, as well as a communication skill. Many instructors recognize the value of writing as a learning tool but struggle to develop effective writing assignments. Instructors are generally pressed for time during lecture due to the necessity to deliver content and, therefore, cannot dedicate time necessary to teach science writing skills effectively. Traditional term papers assigned to a class with varying writing skills may not accomplish the desired goal of teaching both technical writing skills and critical thinking skills. Students that are already struggling with content may be at a disadvantage in terms of conveying complex ideas. An answer to this problem is the microtheme paper which we employ in an Introductory Botany laboratory setting.

  18. ALK, the key gene for gelatinization temperature, is a modifier gene for gel consistency in rice.

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    Gao, Zhenyu; Zeng, Dali; Cheng, Fangmin; Tian, Zhixi; Guo, Longbiao; Su, Yan; Yan, Meixian; Jiang, Hua; Dong, Guojun; Huang, Yuchen; Han, Bin; Li, Jiayang; Qian, Qian

    2011-09-01

    Gelatinization temperature (GT) is an important parameter in evaluating the cooking and eating quality of rice. Indeed, the phenotype, biochemistry and inheritance of GT have been widely studied in recent times. Previous map-based cloning revealed that GT was controlled by ALK gene, which encodes a putative soluble starch synthase II-3. Complementation vector and RNAi vector were constructed and transformed into Nipponbare mediated by Agrobacterium. Phenotypic and molecular analyses of transgenic lines provided direct evidence for ALK as a key gene for GT. Meanwhile, amylose content, gel consistency and pasting properties were also affected in transgenic lines. Two of four nonsynonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms in coding sequence of ALK were identified as essential for GT. Based on the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), two new sets of SNP markers combined with one cleaved amplified polymorphic sequence marker were developed for application in rice quality breeding. © 2011 Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

  19. Useful plants in renal therapy according to Pliny the Elder.

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    Aliotta, G; Pollio, A

    1994-01-01

    The Naturalis Historia of Pliny the Elder consists of 37 books, of which 16 are devoted to botany. About 900 plants are named, but many names are synonyms and identification is often impossible. Where identification is possible it is achieved by comparison of the actual names with the vernacular names in related languages or by indirect evidence from their medical use. In this way 130 plants used in renal therapy during Roman times can be identified. Many were eaten as part of the diet, and the distinction between medicinal and edible plants was not clearcut. Pliny was also the first author to comment that wild species are more active than cultivated ones. Most of the plants reported by Pliny are also mentioned by Dioscorides, and more than 30 of them were also listed by Plenck. Several are still quoted in modern pharmacopeias.

  20. Digital autoradiography using silicon strip detectors

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    Overdick, M.

    1998-05-01

    Spatially resolving radiation detection systems operating in real time can be used to acquire autoradiographic images. An overview over alternatives to traditional autoradiography is given and the special features of these filmless methods are discussed. On this basis the design of a system for digital autoradiography using silicon strip detectors is presented. Special emphasis is put on the physical background of the detection process in the semiconductor and on the self-triggering read-out technique. The practical performance of the system is analyzed with respect to energy and spatial resolution. This analysis is complemented by case studies from cell biology (especially electrophoresis), botany and mineralogy. Also the results from a time-resolved autoradiographic experiment are presented. (orig.) 80 refs.

  1. New insights on molecular regulation of biofilm formation in plant-associated bacteria.

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    Castiblanco, Luisa F; Sundin, George W

    2016-04-01

    Biofilms are complex bacterial assemblages with a defined three-dimensional architecture, attached to solid surfaces, and surrounded by a self-produced matrix generally composed of exopolysaccharides, proteins, lipids and extracellular DNA. Biofilm formation has evolved as an adaptive strategy of bacteria to cope with harsh environmental conditions as well as to establish antagonistic or beneficial interactions with their host. Plant-associated bacteria attach and form biofilms on different tissues including leaves, stems, vasculature, seeds and roots. In this review, we examine the formation of biofilms from the plant-associated bacterial perspective and detail the recently-described mechanisms of genetic regulation used by these organisms to orchestrate biofilm formation on plant surfaces. In addition, we describe plant host signals that bacterial pathogens recognize to activate the transition from a planktonic lifestyle to multicellular behavior. © 2015 Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

  2. What motivated Dr David Livingstone (1813-73) in his work in Africa?

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    Beard, John A S

    2009-05-01

    Born of humble beginnings in a Scottish mill-town, David Livingstone would become one of the great explorers of the 19th century, traversing 30,000 miles of unknown Africa. His pioneering spirit and inquisitive mind brought knowledge and discoveries in the fields of tropical medicine, linguistics, botany, zoology, anthropology and geology. While it can be argued that Livingstone exhibited contradictions and shortcomings as a man, he nonetheless grasped the imagination of Victorian Britain and helped to change European attitudes towards Africa forever. His numerous endeavours were undertaken under the banner of divinely inspired missionary work -- 'If God has accepted my service, then my life is charmed till my work is done' (Livingstone D. Livingstone's Private Journals, 1851-53. London: Chatto & Windus, 1960:108). Yet whether it was indeed religion that truly motivated Livingstone, or rather that he used it as a vehicle for his other passions, is less certain.

  3. Maqashidusy Syari'ah Dan Kloning

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    Asymuni Abdurrahman

    1997-06-01

    Full Text Available MASALAH kloning ini, merupakan masalah yang baru timbul sekalipun embrio masalah ini sudah lama dikenal ilmuan, terutama dikalangan ahli botani atau ilmu tumbuh-tumbuhan dan ilmu biologi. Pengertian kloning bersifat umum, tidak terbatas pada tumbuhan dan hewan saja. Tetapi juga dalam perkembangan ilmu rekayasa genetika dimungkinkan untuk dapat diterapkan pada manusia. Kloning dalam batas pelaksanaannya untuk tumbuh-tumbuhan dan hewan tidaklah menjadi permasalahan, tetapi akan menjadi permasalahan kalau sampai kloning ini diterapkan pada manusia yang dapat memproduksi manusia tanpa pernikahan. Sekalipun sampai sekarang belum berhasil kloning terhadap manusia, namun perlu mendapat antisipasi pemikiran dari segi syari'ah, khususnya dari segi maqashidusy syari'ah.

  4. A kind of Mozart of medicine: Joseph Plenck (1735-1807).

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    Holubar, Karl

    2003-12-01

    This is a tribute to one of the fathers of modern European dermatology and venereology, Dr Joseph Plenck, the Viennese protodermatologist of two hundred years ago, 1735-1807, who was professor and secretary of the Imperial Medical Josephine Academy, where today is the Institute for the history of medicine. Plenck introduced the systematization of dermatovenereological diseases based on their paradigmatic differences, which is deemed as "the only (system) with pretensions to accuracy". A man of diversified interests and a fruitful author, he wrote many treatises covering various fields from dermatology, venereology, and dentistry to surgery, obstetrics, anatomy, pediatrics, pharmacology, and botany. This remarkable physician definitely left a deep trace in the history of dermatology and venereology, and marked the transition from text-based to visually dependent culture in the field of dermatovenereology.

  5. Validation of the name Lactarius imbricatus%Lactarius imbricatus名称的合格化

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    2008-01-01

    @@ In our recent paper(Zhou & Wen 2007),a new species,Lactarius imbricatus M.X.Zhou & H.A.Wen was published with Latin and English descriptions,illustrations,and type designation.The name was not,however,validly published because the specimen designated as holotype was stated to be kept in two herbaria.This is contrary to the requirement of Art.37.7 of ICBN that "the single herbarium ﹍ in which the type is preserved must be specified"(McNeill et al.2006).The holotype was stated to be kept in the "Cryptogamie Herbarium,Kunming Institute of Botany,Academia Sinica(HKAS)" in Latin description,and in the "Herbarium Myeologicum Aeademiae Sinicae,Beijing(HMAS)" in the English description.Again,in abstract of the paper,both herbaria were listed as where the holotype was deposited.

  6. A NEW SPECIES OF SYMPETRUM (ODONATA, LIBELLULIDAE) FROM CHINA%中国赤蜻属一新种记述(蜻蜓目,蜻科)

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    2012-01-01

    Sympetrum shaanxiensis sp. nov. (Odonata, Libellulidae ) from Shaanxi Province, China is described. The type specimens are deposited at the museum of Zoology and Botany, the Shaanxi Bioresource Key Laboratory, Hanzhong, Shaanxi, China. The new species is similar to S. vulgatum, but differs from the latter in the characters listed in the Table 1. Etymology. The new species is named from the type locality, Shaanxi Province. Female. Unknown.%记述中国赤蜻属1新种,陕西赤蜻Sympetrum shaanxiensis sp.nov..新种近似流浪赤蜻S.vulgatum,但其交合器的后钩片的构造、头部、胸部和腹部的色斑与后者明显不同.模式标本保存于陕西省资源生物重点实验室动植物标本馆.

  7. Genetic markers for flowering in perennial ryegrass

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    Paina, Cristiana; Byrne, Stephen; Andersen, Jeppe Reitan

    2011-01-01

    genes will be converted to molecular markers and mapped in an existing mapping population previously characterized for flowering time and vernalization response. References: Amasino, R.M., Michaels S.D. (2010). The Timing of Flowering. Plant Physiology 154: 516–520 Greenup, A., W. Peacock, W.J., Dennis...... E.S., Trevaskis, B. (2009). The molecular biology of seasonal flowering-responses in Arabidopsis and the cereals. Annals of Botany 103: 1165–1172 Distelfeld, A.,Li, C., Dubcovsky J. (2009). Regulation of flowering in temperate cereals. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 12:178–184 Jung, C., Müller, A.......E. (2009). Flowering time control and applications in plant breeding. Trends in Plant Science 14 /10: 563-573 Andersen, J.L., Jensen, L.B., Asp, T., Lübberstedt, T. (2006). Vernalization response in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) involves orthologues of diploid wheat (Triticum monococcum) VRN1...

  8. Let's rise up to unite taxonomy and technology.

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    Bik, Holly M

    2017-08-01

    What do you think of when you think of taxonomy? An 18th century gentlemen in breeches? Or perhaps botany drawings hung on the walls of a boutique hotel? Such old-fashioned conceptions to the contrary, taxonomy is alive today although constantly struggling for survival and recognition. The scientific community is losing valuable resources as taxonomy experts age and retire, and funding for morphological studies and species descriptions remains stagnant. At the same time, organismal knowledge (morphology, ecology, physiology) has never been more important: genomic studies are becoming more taxon focused, the scientific community is recognizing the limitations of traditional "model" organisms, and taxonomic expertise is desperately needed to fight against global biodiversity declines resulting from human impacts. There has never been a better time for a taxonomic renaissance.

  9. Ibn Abi Ussaibea "Oyoun aI-Anbaa Fi Tabaqat al-Attiba" a selected review of this Index of Physicians and their Works; (from early Greeks to his time in Egypt).

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    Kotby, M Nasser; Wahba, Hassan; Mabrouk, Amr

    2010-12-01

    Muwaffaq-al-Deen abu-al-Abbas Ahmad ibn Abi Ussaibea (1203-1270) was born in Damascus. He started his brilliant career in his birth place then moved to Cairo where he worked and excelled for the rest of his life. His learning was intensified by the scholarly contacts of the intellectual leaders of the day. In this study we review The Index of Physicians-Oyoun al-Anbaa Fi Tabaqat al-Attiba--(Sources of Information in the Classes of Physicians) of ibn Abi Ussaibea.The biographies in this book do not just cover physicians only but also the learned people of his day whose knowledge and expertise covered medicine, astronomy, mathematics, philosophy, and botany. For this reason the book of ibn Abi Ussaibea represents an indispensable source of the scientific and philosophical achievements of the Arabic/Islamic civilization.

  10. Diagnostic electron microscopy and the influence of Dr. Juan Rosai.

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    Wick, Mark R

    2016-09-01

    Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) was introduced by Ruska and Knoll as a laboratory technique in 1933. Thereafter, several decades passed before the methods required for its optimal implementation were fully developed. Early uses of TEM were in Botany, rather than in Medicine; however, isolated publications did catalog the ultrastructural characteristics of several individual human tumor types. Finally, in 1968, Rosai and Rodriguez authored an important article, introducing the concept that TEM could be used for the differential diagnosis of histologically similar neoplasms. This publication heralded the steadily increasing application of TEM in anatomic pathology over the following decade, including continuing contributions by Dr. Juan Rosai. This brief review summarizes his influence on clinical electron microscopy, and lists some of the lesions for which that procedure is still a useful means of analysis.

  11. 中科院揭示丛枝菌根缓解植物铬毒害的机理

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    2016-01-01

    据中国科学院通报,该院生态环境研究中心城市与区域生态国家重点实验室陈保冬研究组近期在丛枝菌根缓解植物铬毒害机理研究方面取得新进展,相关研究结果在Environmental Science&Technology,Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry,Environmental and Experimental Botany,Journal of Hazardous Materials等国际环境科学期刊上发表。丛枝菌根(arbuscular mycorrhiza,AM)真菌能与绝大多数的陆地高等植物形成共生体系,

  12. A Review: Gayo Arabica Cupping Quality from Coffee Cherry to Green Bean

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    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available (Ulasan Ilmiah : Mutu Cita Rasa  Kopi Arabika Gayo dari Buah hingga Kopi Beras  ABSTRACT. Arabica coffee as primary commodity attracts intensive study over the years in the whole coffee sectors. This review aims to compile relevant information related to coffee botany and its production, fermentation as post-harvest process as well as the impacts of its sensory quality and composition. Many researchers prior to acknowledge that the coffee holistic production, where started from breeding to brewing ultimately affects coffee quality as beverage. Future trends attempt to determine the impact of climate change on coffee quality, processing techniques of coffee waste as well as isolation active components which impact sensory quality.

  13. USSR space life sciences digest, issue 27

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    Stone, Lydia Razran (Editor); Teeter, Ronald (Editor); Garshnek, Victoria (Editor); Rowe, Joseph (Editor)

    1990-01-01

    This is the twenty-fifth issue of NASA's Space Life Sciences Digest. It contains abstracts of 30 journal papers or book chapters published in Russian and of 2 Soviet monographs. Selected abstracts are illustrated with figures and tables from the original. The abstracts in this issue have been identified as relevant to 18 areas of space biology and medicine. These areas include: adaptation, aviation medicine, biological rhythms, biospherics, botany, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, endocrinology, enzymology, exobiology, habitability and environmental effects, hematology, immunology, metabolism, musculoskeletal system, neurophysiology, radiobiology, and space medicine. A Soviet book review of a British handbook of aviation medicine and a description of the work of the division on aviation and space medicine of the Moscow Physiological Society are also included.

  14. Eduard Strasburger (1844-1912): founder of modern plant cell biology.

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    Volkmann, Dieter; Baluška, František; Menzel, Diedrik

    2012-10-01

    Eduard Strasburger, director of the Botany Institute and the Botanical Garden at the University of Bonn from 1881 to 1912, was one of the most admirable scientists in the field of plant biology, not just as the founder of modern plant cell biology but in addition as an excellent teacher who strongly believed in "education through science." He contributed to plant cell biology by discovering the discrete stages of karyokinesis and cytokinesis in algae and higher plants, describing cytoplasmic streaming in different systems, and reporting on the growth of the pollen tube into the embryo sac and guidance of the tube by synergides. Strasburger raised many problems which are hot spots in recent plant cell biology, e.g., structure and function of the plasmodesmata in relation to phloem loading (Strasburger cells) and signaling, mechanisms of cell plate formation, vesicle trafficking as a basis for most important developmental processes, and signaling related to fertilization.

  15. Interdisciplinary cooperation and studies in geoscience in the Carpathian Basin

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available An interdisciplinary approach to geoscience is particularly important in this vast research field, as the more innovative studies are increasingly crossing discipline boundaries and thus benefitting from multiple research methods and viewpoints. Grasping this concept has led us to encourage interdisciplinary cooperation by supporting and promoting the creation of “meeting places” able to provide a framework for researchers and scholars involved in geoscience research to find common grounds for discussion and collaboration. Most recently, this was achieved by organizing the 1st Workshop on “Interdisciplinarity in Geosciences in the Carpathian Basin” (IGCB held in the Department of Geography at the University of Suceava (Romania, between the 18th and 22nd October 2012. This event brought together both an international group of scientists and local researchers which created opportunities for collaboration in research topics such as geography, environment, geology and botany, biology and ecology in the Carpathian Basin.

  16. Edinburgh doctors and their physic gardens.

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    Doyle, D

    2008-12-01

    Edinburgh has had eight physic gardens on different sites since its first one was created by the Incorporation of Barbers and Surgeons in 1656. As the gardens grew in size, they evolved from herb gardens to botanic gardens with small herbaria for the supply of medical herbs. They were intended for the instruction of medical, surgical and apothecary students and, in the case of the physicians, to demonstrate the need for a physicians' college and a pharmacopoeia. Some of the doctors in charge of them were equally famous and influential in botany as in medicine, and while Edinburgh Town Council enjoyed the fame the gardens brought to the city it was parsimonious and slow to support its botanical pioneers. The gardens are celebrated today in the Sibbald Garden within the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

  17. Sympathetic science: Charles Darwin, Joseph Hooker, and the passions of Victorian naturalists.

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    Endersby, Jim

    2009-01-01

    This essay examines the complex tangle of emotional and scientific attachments that linked Darwin and botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker. Analyzing their roles as husbands, fathers, and novel readers demonstrates that possessing and expressing sympathy was as important for Victorian naturalists as it was for Victorian husbands. Sympathy was a scientific skill that Victorian naturalists regarded as necessary to fully understand the living world; although sympathy became increasingly gendered as feminine over the course of the century, its importance to male naturalists requires us to rethink the ways gender roles were negotiated in Victorian Britain. Botany was, for men like Darwin and Hooker, an acceptably masculine pursuit that nevertheless allowed--and even required--them to be sensitive and sympathetic.

  18. USSR Space Life Sciences Digest, issue 19

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    Hooke, Lydia Razran (Editor); Donaldson, P. Lynn (Editor); Teeter, Ronald (Editor); Garshnek, Victoria (Editor); Rowe, Joseph (Editor)

    1988-01-01

    This is the 19th issue of NASA's USSR Space Life Sciences Digest. It contains abstracts of 47 papers published in Russian language periodicals or presented at conferences and of 5 new Soviet monographs. Selected abstracts are illustrated with figures and tables from the original. Reports on two conferences, one on adaptation to high altitudes, and one on space and ecology are presented. A book review of a recent work on high altitude physiology is also included. The abstracts in this issue have been identified as relevant to 33 areas of space biology and medicine. These areas are: adaptation, biological rhythms, biospherics, body fluids, botany, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, cytology, developmental biology, endocrinology, enzymology, biology, group dynamics, habitability and environmental effects, hematology, human performance, immunology, life support systems, man-machine systems, mathematical modeling, metabolism, microbiology, musculoskeletal system, neurophysiology, nutrition, operational medicine, perception, personnel selection, psychology, radiobiology, and space biology and medicine.

  19. USSR Space Life Sciences Digest, issue 14

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    Hooke, Lydia Razran; Teeter, Ronald; Radtke, Mike; Rowe, Joseph

    1988-01-01

    This is the fourteenth issue of NASA's USSR Space Life Sciences Digest. It contains abstracts of 32 papers recently published in Russian language periodicals and bound collections and of three new Soviet monographs. Selected abstracts are illustrated with figures and tables from the original. Also included is a review of a recent Soviet conference on Space Biology and Aerospace Medicine. Current Soviet life sciences titles available in English are cited. The materials included in this issue have been identified as relevant to the following areas of aerospace medicine and space biology: adaptation, biological rhythms, body fluids, botany, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, developmental biology, endocrinology, enzymology, equipment and instrumentation, gastrointestinal systems, habitability and environment effects, human performance, immunology, life support systems, mathematical modeling, metabolism, musculoskeletal system, neurophysiology, nutrition, operational medicine, perception, personnel selection, psychology, radiobiology, and space biology and medicine.

  20. USSR Space Life Sciences Digest, issue 25

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    Hooke, Lydia Razran (Editor); Teeter, Ronald (Editor); Garshnek, Victoria (Editor); Rowe, Joseph (Editor)

    1990-01-01

    This is the twenty-fifth issue of NASA's Space Life Sciences Digest. It contains abstracts of 42 journal papers or book chapters published in Russian and of 3 Soviet monographs. Selected abstracts are illustrated with figures and tables from the original. The abstracts in this issue have been identified as relevant to 26 areas of space biology and medicine. These areas include: adaptation, body fluids, botany, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, developmental biology, endocrinology, enzymology, equipment and instrumentation, exobiology, gravitational biology, habitability and environmental effects, human performance, immunology, life support systems, man-machine systems, mathematical modeling, metabolism, microbiology, musculoskeletal system, neurophysiology, nutrition, operational medicine, psychology, radiobiology, reproductive system, and space biology and medicine.

  1. USSR Space Life Sciences Digest, issue 29

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    Stone, Lydia Razran (Editor); Teeter, Ronald (Editor); Rowe, Joseph (Editor)

    1991-01-01

    This is the twenty-ninth issue of NASA's Space Life Sciences Digest. It is a double issue covering two issues of the Soviet Space Biology and Aerospace Medicine Journal. Issue 29 contains abstracts of 60 journal papers or book chapters published in Russian and of three Soviet monographs. Selected abstracts are illustrated with figures and tables from the original. A review of a book on environmental hygiene and a list of papers presented at a Soviet conference on space biology and medicine are also included. The materials in this issue were identified as relevant to 28 areas of space biology and medicine. The areas are: adaptation, aviation medicine, biological rhythms, body fluids, botany, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, developmental biology, digestive system, endocrinology, equipment and instrumentation, genetics, habitability and environment effects, hematology, human performance, immunology, life support systems, mathematical modeling, metabolism, musculoskeletal system, neurophysiology, nutrition, personnel selection, psychology, radiobiology, reproductive system, space biology and medicine, and the economics of space flight.

  2. USSR Space Life Sciences Digest, issue 6

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    Hooke, L. R. (Editor); Radtke, M. (Editor); Teeter, R. (Editor); Rowe, J. E. (Editor)

    1986-01-01

    This is the sixth issue of NASA's USSR Space Life Sciences Digest. It contains abstracts of 54 papers recently published in Russian language periodicals and bound collections and of 10 new Soviet monographs. Selected abstracts are illustrated with figures and tables from the original. Additional features include a table of Soviet EVAs and information about English translations of Soviet materials available to readers. The topics covered in this issue have been identified as relevant to 26 areas of aerospace medicine and space biology. These areas are adaptation, biospherics, body fluids, botany, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, developmental biology, endocrinology, enzymology, exobiology, genetics, habitability and environment effects, health and medical treatment, hematology, human performance, immunology, life support systems, mathematical modeling, metabolism., microbiology, morphology and cytology, musculoskeletal system, neurophysiology, nutrition, perception, personnel selection, psychology, radiobiology, reproductive biology, and space medicine.

  3. USSR Space Life Sciences Digest, issue 7

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    Hooke, L. R. (Editor); Teeter, R. (Editor); Teeter, R. (Editor); Teeter, R. (Editor); Teeter, R. (Editor); Teeter, R. (Editor)

    1986-01-01

    This is the seventh issue of NASA's USSR Space Life Sciences Digest. It contains abstracts of 29 papers recently published in Russian language periodicals and bound collections and of 8 new Soviet monographs. Selected abstracts are illustrated with figures and tables from the original. Additional features include two interviews with the Soviet Union's cosmonaut physicians and others knowledgable of the Soviet space program. The topics discussed at a Soviet conference on problems in space psychology are summarized. Information about English translations of Soviet materials available to readers is provided. The topics covered in this issue have been identified as relevant to 29 areas of aerospace medicine and space biology. These areas are adaptation, biospherics, body fluids, botany, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, developmental biology, endocrinology, enzymology, exobiology, genetics, habitability and environment effects, hematology, human performance, immunology, life support systems, mathematical modeling, metabolism, microbiology, morphology and cytology, musculoskeletal system, neurophysiology, nutrition, perception, personnel selection, psychology, radiobiology, and space medicine.

  4. USSR Space Life Sciences Digest, issue 13

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    Hooke, Lydia Razran (Editor); Teeter, Ronald (Editor); Teeter, Ronald (Editor); Teeter, Ronald (Editor); Teeter, Ronald (Editor)

    1987-01-01

    This is the thirteenth issue of NASA's USSR Space Life Sciences Digest. It contains abstracts of 39 papers recently published in Russian-language periodicals and bound collections, two papers delivered at an international life sciences symposium, and three new Soviet monographs. Selected abstracts are illustrated with figures and tables from the original. Also included is a review of a recent Soviet-French symposium on Space Cytology. Current Soviet Life Sciences titles available in English are cited. The materials included in this issue have been identified as relevant to 31 areas of aerospace medicine and space biology. These areas are: adaptation, biological rhythms, body fluids, botany, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, cosmonaut training, cytology, developmental biology, endocrinology, enzymology, equipment and instrumentation, gastrointestinal systems, genetics, habitability and environment effects, hematology, human performance, immunology, life support systems, mathematical modeling, metabolism, microbiology, musculoskeletal system, neurophysiology, nutrition, operational medicine, perception, personnel selection, psychology, radiobiology, space biology, and space medicine.

  5. USSR Space Life Sciences Digest, issue 11

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    Hooke, Lydia Razran (Editor); Radtke, Mike (Editor); Radtke, Mike (Editor); Radtke, Mike (Editor); Radtke, Mike (Editor); Radtke, Mike (Editor)

    1987-01-01

    This is the eleventh issue of NASA's USSR Space Life Sciences Digest. It contains abstracts of 54 papers recently published in Russian language periodicals and bound collections and of four new Soviet monographs. Selected abstracts are illustrated. Additional features include the translation of a paper presented in Russian to the United Nations, a review of a book on space ecology, and report of a conference on evaluating human functional capacities and predicting health. Current Soviet Life Sciences titles available in English are cited. The materials included in this issue have been identified as relevant to 30 areas of aerospace medicine and space biology. These areas are: adaptation, aviation physiology, biological rhythms, biospherics, body fluids, botany, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, cosmonaut training, developmental biology, endocrinology, enzymology, equipment and instrumentation, gastrointestinal systems, group dynamics, genetics, hematology, human performance, immunology, life support systems, mathematical modeling, metabolism, microbiology, musculoskeletal system, neurophysiology, nutrition, operational medicine, perception, personnel selection, psychology, and radiobiology.

  6. USSR Space Life Sciences Digest, Issue 10

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    Hooke, Lydia Razran; Radtke, Mike; Teeter, Ronald; Garshnek, Victoria; Rowe, Joseph E.

    1987-01-01

    The USSR Space Life Sciences Digest contains abstracts of 37 papers recently published in Russian language periodicals and bound collections and of five new Soviet monographs. Selected abstracts are illustrated with figures and tables from the original. Additional features include the translation of a book chapter concerning use of biological rhythms as a basis for cosmonaut selection, excerpts from the diary of a participant in a long-term isolation experiment, and a picture and description of the Mir space station. The abstracts included in this issue were identified as relevant to 25 areas of aerospace medicine and space biology. These areas are adaptation, biological rhythms, biospherics, body fluids, botany, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, developmental biology, endocrinology, enzymology, group dynamics, habitability and environmental effects, hematology, human performance, immunology, life support systems, mathematical modeling, metabolism, microbiology, morphology and cytology, musculosketal system, neurophysiology, nutrition, personnel selection, psychology, and radiobiology.

  7. USSR Space Life Sciences Digest, issue 4

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    Hooke, L. R. (Editor); Radtke, M. (Editor); Garshnek, V. (Editor); Teeter, R. (Editor); Rowe, J. E. (Editor)

    1986-01-01

    The fourth issue of NASA's USSR Space Life Science Digest includes abstracts for 42 Soviet periodical articles in 20 areas of aerospace medicine and space biology and published in Russian during the last third of 1985. Selected articles are illustrated with figures and tables from the original. In addition, translated introductions and tables of contents for 17 Russian books on 12 topics related to NASA's life science concerns are presented. Areas covered are: adaptation, biological rhythms, biospherics, body fluids, botany, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, cytology, developmental biology, endocrinology, exobiology, habitability and environmental effects, health and medical treatment, hematology, histology, human performance, immunology, mathematical modeling, metabolism, microbiology, musculoskeletal system, neurophysiology, nutrition, perception, personnel selection, psychology, and radiobiology. Two book reviews translated from the Russian are included and lists of additional relevant titles available in English with pertinent ordering information are given.

  8. USSR Space Life Sciences Digest, issue 16

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    Hooke, Lydia Razran (Editor); Teeter, Ronald (Editor); Siegel, Bette (Editor); Donaldson, P. Lynn (Editor); Leveton, Lauren B. (Editor); Rowe, Joseph (Editor)

    1988-01-01

    This is the sixteenth issue of NASA's USSR Life Sciences Digest. It contains abstracts of 57 papers published in Russian language periodicals or presented at conferences and of 2 new Soviet monographs. Selected abstracts are illustrated with figures and tables from the original. An additional feature is the review of a book concerned with metabolic response to the stress of space flight. The abstracts included in this issue are relevant to 33 areas of space biology and medicine. These areas are: adaptation, biological rhythms, bionics, biospherics, body fluids, botany, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, developmental biology, endocrinology, enzymology, exobiology, gastrointestinal system, genetics, gravitational biology, habitability and environmental effects, hematology, human performance, immunology, life support systems, man-machine systems, mathematical modeling, metabolism, microbiology, musculoskeletal system, neurophysiology, nutrition, operational medicine, perception, personnel selection, psychology, radiobiology, reproductive biology, and space biology.

  9. USSR Space Life Sciences Digest, issue 15

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    Hooke, Lydia Razran (Editor); Teeter, Ronald (Editor); Garshnek, Victoria (Editor); Rowe, Joseph (Editor)

    1988-01-01

    This is the 15th issue of NASA's USSR Space Life Sciences Digest. It contains abstracts of 59 papers published in Russian language periodicals or presented at conferences and of two new Soviet monographs. Selected abstracts are illustrated with figures and tables from the original. An additional feature is a review of a conference devoted to the physiology of extreme states. The abstracts included in this issue have been identified as relevant to 29 areas of space biology and medicine. These areas are adaptation, biological rhythms, biospherics, body fluids, botany, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, endocrinology, enzymology, equipment and instrumentation, exobiology, genetics, habitability and environment effects, human performance, immunology, life support systems, mathematical modeling, metabolism, microbiology, musculoskeletal system, neurophysiology, nutrition, operational medicine, perception. personnel selection, psychology, radiobiology, reproductive biology, and space biology and medicine.

  10. USSR Space Life Sciences Digest, issue 3

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    Hooke, L. R. (Editor); Radtke, M. (Editor); Garshnek, V. (Editor); Rowe, J. E. (Editor); Teeter, R. (Editor)

    1985-01-01

    This is the third issue of NASA's USSR Space Life Sciences Digest. Abstracts are included for 46 Soviet periodical articles in 20 areas of aerospace medicine and space biology and published in Russian during the second third of 1985. Selected articles are illustrated with figures and tables from the original. In addition, translated introductions and tables of contents for seven Russian books on six topics related to NASA's life science concerns are presented. Areas covered are adaptation, biospherics, body fluids, botany, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, endocrinology, exobiology, gravitational biology, habitability and environmental effects, health and medical treatment, immunology, life support systems, metabolism, microbiology, musculoskeletal system; neurophysiology, nutrition, perception, personnel selection, psychology, radiobiology, and space physiology. Two book reviews translated from the Russian are included and lists of additional relevant titles available in English with pertinent ordering information are given.

  11. La disciplina botánica en las expediciones ilustradas por la América Meridional austral en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII y sus aportes a las políticas borbónicas

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    Gentinetta, Martín Alejandro

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo propone algunas reflexiones que muestran cómo se incorporó la disciplina botánica en las expediciones ilustradas hispánicas y los viajes de exploración de la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII. La presencia de esta disciplina estuvo relacionada con la implementación de políticas de reforma dentro del Imperio español que tenían por objetivo un mejor aprovechamiento de los recursos naturales hispanoamericanos. La botánica ofrecía instrumentos para descubrir y describir plantas, catalogarlas, averiguar sus usos e indicar la mejor manera de explotarlos; al mismo tiempo contribuía a aumentar los conocimientos sobre el mundo natural. En ese sentido, este trabajo muestra las maneras en que los botánicos españoles reflexionaron sobre los alcances y aportes de su disciplina y cómo esas propuestas se guiaron las actividades botánicas realizadas en el transcurso de las expediciones ilustradas por las regiones australes de la América meridional. This paper proposes some ideas to explain the role the botanical discipline played in Hispanic Enlightenment expeditions and exploration travels during the second half of the Eighteenth century. The participation of this discipline was related to the development of reform policies inside the Spanish Empire. A major objective of these policies was to improve the exploitation of Hispanic natural resources. Botany offered some tools to discover and describe plants, to categorise them and to investigate their uses. At the same time, botany increased the general knowledge of the natural world. Therefore, this paper tries to show Spanish botanists’ reflections on their discipline and how these ideas guided botanical activities during the Enlightenment expeditions to southern South America.

  12. ANIVERSALIA: 110 YEARS SINCE THE BIRTH OF BOTANIST DR. EMILIAN TOPA (1900 – 1987

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    Full Text Available He was born on February 9th 1900, only son of a poor family in the Cuciurul Mic village from the old County named Chernivtsi (today in Ukraine. He did the primary classes in his native village, and the middle and high school in Chernivtsi. He graduated in 1925, the Department of Natural Sciences, University of Chernivtsi. After his graduation Emilian Topa enters into secondary education level, where he worked for the next years (between 1925 and 1943 - at the “Mihai Eminescu” girls High School, the Pedagogic Seminar of University and the School of health officers. Also in this period becomes botany assistant at the University of Chernivtsi, the Chair Professor Gusuleac, where he worked no more than 17 years. During this period he had the responsibility and leadership for the botanical garden from the same city. It then becomes Assistant Botany at Bucharest University (1940-1941, lecturer at Chernivtsi University (1942-1943, lecturer (delegation for applied botany at the Polytechnic Institute “Gheorghe Asachi” of Iasi (1945-1946, conservator at the Museum of the Botanical Garden in Cluj (1946-1947. Between 1948 and 1953 is geobotany lecturer at University of Cluj and, simultaneously, an associate professor of pharmaceutical botany at the Medico-Pharmaceutical Institute in the same city (1948-1951. From 1952 to 1959, we meet him as director of the Botanical Garden of the University of Cluj, and from 1963 until his retirement in 1970, is director of the Botanical Gardens of Iasi.Emilian Topa held a prolific and sustainable scientific research, educational or cultural, national or social, during no less than 60 years. Thus, he has published over 200 books, articles, studies and scientific reviews in different areas: plant taxonomy, plant ecology and chorology, phytosociology, phylogeny, phytopathology, phytotherapy, ethnobotanical, nature protection, ornamental flora, Romanian or European botanical histories etc.His doctoral thesis, titled

  13. 纪念我的导师李扬汉先生诞辰100周年%Co mmemoar ting 100th Annivesr ary fo Prof.Li Yanghan

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    刘树华

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    本文作者于1978-1989年的11年中,先是李扬汉先生的本科学生,然后是他的硕士研究生,再是他的助手。作者回忆了李先生在教学、科研和生活中的很多事情,为我们今天纪念李先生提供了第一手信息。文章中的好多片段是很多曾经跟随过李先生的人们一样经历过的,有些是作者自己的经历。读这篇文章,让我们感觉又回到了那个跟李先生一起的年代。李先生的一生是灿烂辉煌的一生。他为我国植物科学特别是农业植物学的发展和教育事业作出了极大贡献。他是我国杂草科学的奠基人。他在国内外植物学和杂草科学界享有极其崇高的威望。他著作等身,桃李遍天下。他学识渊博,工作勤奋,对事业满腔热忱,对学生既严格要求又关怀备至。他具有超强的组织能力和活动能力,他文笔口才都是一流的。他的奋发进取,勇于在各种各样的条件下不屈不挠地把科学和教育事业创新、发展、壮大的精神,永远值得我们学习。%This article provides insights about Professor Yanghan Li-his work,career and life.I studied and worked with Professor Li for 11 years and was his first graduate student .I recall wonderful memories about those years when his students and colleagues worked together with him .Professor Yanghan Li lived a very successful life .We continue to com-memorate him today because we have been all motivated ,nurtured,guided and inspired by his teaching and his spirit of perseverance in pursuing science .He is our role model and a great contributor to Botany and Weed Science in China and the world.He was a pioneer of the Weed Science in China .He wrote a large number of Botany and Weed Science text-books and scientific literature .He supervised many graduate students and these students are now all over the world ,con-tinuing his legacy in advancing botany and weed sciences .His colleagues ,students and

  14. Cell wall matrix polysaccharide distribution and cortical microtubule organization: two factors controlling mesophyll cell morphogenesis in land plants.

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    Sotiriou, P; Giannoutsou, E; Panteris, E; Apostolakos, P; Galatis, B

    2016-03-01

    This work investigates the involvement of local differentiation of cell wall matrix polysaccharides and the role of microtubules in the morphogenesis of mesophyll cells (MCs) of three types (lobed, branched and palisade) in the dicotyledon Vigna sinensis and the fern Asplenium nidus. Homogalacturonan (HGA) epitopes recognized by the 2F4, JIM5 and JIM7 antibodies and callose were immunolocalized in hand-made leaf sections. Callose was also stained with aniline blue. We studied microtubule organization by tubulin immunofluorescence and transmission electron microscopy. In both plants, the matrix cell wall polysaccharide distribution underwent definite changes during MC differentiation. Callose constantly defined the sites of MC contacts. The 2F4 HGA epitope in V. sinensis first appeared in MC contacts but gradually moved towards the cell wall regions facing the intercellular spaces, while in A. nidus it was initially localized at the cell walls delimiting the intercellular spaces, but finally shifted to MC contacts. In V. sinensis, the JIM5 and JIM7 HGA epitopes initially marked the cell walls delimiting the intercellular spaces and gradually shifted in MC contacts, while in A. nidus they constantly enriched MC contacts. In all MC types examined, the cortical microtubules played a crucial role in their morphogenesis. In particular, in palisade MCs, cortical microtubule helices, by controlling cellulose microfibril orientation, forced these MCs to acquire a truncated cone-like shape. Unexpectedly in V. sinensis, the differentiation of colchicine-affected MCs deviated completely, since they developed a cell wall ingrowth labyrinth, becoming transfer-like cells. The results of this work and previous studies on Zea mays (Giannoutsou et al., Annals of Botany 2013; 112: : 1067-1081) revealed highly controlled local cell wall matrix differentiation in MCs of species belonging to different plant groups. This, in coordination with microtubule-dependent cellulose microfibril

  15. ASSESSMENT OF DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES OF URINARY TUBERCULOSIS

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    Full Text Available Khalid Ghaleb a,* , Magdy Afifib, Mohamad El-Gohary c aDepartment of Medical Laboratories, Faculty of Applied Medical Science, King Khalid University, Bisha 551, Saudia Arabia bDepartment of Botany and Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Assuit 71524, Egypt cDepartment of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Assuit, Egypt • The corresponding author e-mail: kh_ghaleb4@hotmail.com Current Tel: 00966595388496 Saudia,  00201119338055 Egypt The place of the study worked : Department of Botany and Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Assuit 71524, Egypt, e-mail: afifi_magdy@ymail.com  Tel: 00201006554961 Abstract Early diagnosis of active tuberculosis remains an elusive challenge. In addition, one third of the world's population is latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb and up to 10% of infected individuals develop tuberculosis (TB in their lifetime. In this investigation, the incidence of urinary tuberculosis among renal patients was studied. Three hundreds urine samples were processed for detection of Mtb by Ziehl-Neelson (ZN smear examination, Lowenstein Jensen (LJ medium, radiometric BACTEC460 system as well as polymerase chain reaction (PCR and DNA Enzyme Immunoassay (DEIA test.  Out of 300 urine samples, 2 were positive by both  ZN smears and LJ medium with incidence rate of 0.66 %, 3 positive samples by BACTEC460 culture system with incidence of 1%. PCR assay gave more positive results than smear and culture examination (i.e. 8 positive samples with incidence  rate of 2.6%.  The specificities were 25% for both ZN smears and LJ medium, 37.5% for BACTEC460 culture system, and 100% for PCR test, while  sensitivities of all assays were 100%. Thus PCR is a rapid and sensitive method for the early diagnosis of urinary tuberculosis.   Keywords: List of abbreviations:Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB-Base pair (bp-DNA Enzyme Immunoassay (DEIA  -Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis

  16. Ethnobotany: A new discipline

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    Grubišić Ivana

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    Full Text Available The beginnings of ethnobotanical investigations, viewed through the prism of time, are deemed to belong to the first explorers and adventurers of the Old Continent. They were the first to bring, from their voyages, the information about use of plants in native populations. However, the 19 century brings the precision, scrutiny and accuracy in research. It was in 1873 that the term "aboriginal botany" was used the first time in academia, and only a few years later the new term "ethno-botany" was introduced and defined. In the course of the twentieth century the interest in ethnobotany begins to rise rapidly and the scientists, besides in the use of plants, are also interested in the manner in which people notice and manage them, as well as in the mutual relation between the human community and plants which they depend on. The major basic focus of this discipline is actually the botanical lore of traditional indigenous peoples. Generations of biologists and anthropologists are trying to learn and study various aspects of the "ethno-scientific knowledge", and to establish and explain the difference between ethnobotanical evidence and the traditional knowledge. Therefore there are nowadays three main approaches in the study of traditional botanical knowledge: utilitarian, cognitive, and ecological approaches. The study of TBK is primarily based on the attempt to understand the traditional use of plants so that in co-operation with scientific knowledge of the Western civilization we could more easily collect and keep the ethnobotanical facts to be realized in various projects as a result of the integration of these Systems. The goals of such projects is to secure the rural development and preservation of traditional cultures, as well as the protection of biodiversity while also helping the Western science in discovering new drugs and raw materials invaluable to this world. Ethnobotany is the science in its infancy but it can offer much to the modem

  17. Botánica en los Horti Farnesiani del Palatino Romano, a inicios del Siglo XVII

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    Suárez Quevedo, Diego

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    Full Text Available El Renacimiento fue un período de total sintonía entre arte y ciencia, evidente en los casos de la Anatomía y la Botánica, con apoyo tácito en las ilustraciones artísticas; éstas no sólo enriquecieron las publicaciones, sino que contribuyeron de modo importante a los propios avances científicos y su difusión. Este poder de las imágenes se mantuvo e incluso fue potenciado en el siglo XVII. Durante la segunda mitad del siglo XVI, bajo los auspicios de los cardenales Ranuccio y Alejandro Farnesio, se diseñan y realizan los Horti Farnesiani en el área del Palatino romano. Estos Horti, a la manera de los planteamientos de villeggiature de la Edad Moderna, quedaron conformados como arquitecturas y jardines en función del esparcimiento y el retiro, no olvidando la representatividad pero atendiendo también a la Botánica. Aquí fueron cultivadas especies exóticas, procedentes de las Indias Occidentales y traídas a Roma por los jesuitas. La obra del botánico Tobías Aldino, ya bajo el cardenal Odoardo Farnesio, describe algunas de estas especies y se convertirá en un importante referente para estudios botánicos posteriores. The Renaissance was a period of complete harmony between art and science. The images helped to improve the dissemination of scientific knowledge in subjects as Anatomy and Botany. The Horti Farnesiani were designed under the auspices of the cardinals Ranuccio and Alessandro Farnese. Pavillons and gardens devoted to leisure and retirement, with criterions of representation but also taking care of the Botany,. There, will be growing exotic plants, brought to Rome by the Jesuits from the West Indies. The Tobías Aldino work, commissioned by cardinal Odoardo Farnese, describes some of these species and will become a reference for subsequent botanical studies.

  18. Relaciones ocultas a fines del siglo XVIII: la Specimen Florae Americae Meridionalis (1780 del Real Jardim Botânico da Ajuda y los diseños científicos de la Real Expedición Botánica al Virreinato Peruano

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    Full Text Available This paper shows that in the final decades of the eighteenth century, beyond the diplomatic and military conflicts between Portugal and Spain, there were important scientific connections, which have been little studied. Having as a starting point the almost unknown Specimen Florae Americae Meridionalis (1780, a four volumes botanical work produced in Real Museu da Ajuda (Lisbon, we will explore the interest aroused in the circles of scholars and amateur botanists the arrival in Lisbon of over two hundred drawings of plants from the Royal Botanical Expedition to the Viceroyalty of Peru (1777-1788. Considering the Portuguese, Spanish and English personalities who were involved in the presence of these drawings in Portugal we will recover some of the practices that made possible in this period the circulation of scientific knowledge and the advancement of botany. In this sense, this study aims to make a novel contribution to the History of Botany in Portugal and Spain, and point paths for future research.Este artículo muestra que en las décadas finales del siglo XVIII, más allá de las relaciones diplomáticas y los conflictos militares entre Portugal y España, existieron importantes conexiones científicas, que han sido poco estudiadas. Teniendo como punto de partida la casi desconocida Specimen Florae Americae Meridionalis (1780, una obra botánica compuesta de cuatro volúmenes, producida en el Real Museu da Ajuda (Lisboa, exploraremos el interés que suscitó en los círculos de estudiosos y aficionados a la botánica en Lisboa la llegada de más de doscientos dibujos de plantas procedentes de la Real Expedición Botánica al Virreinato del Perú (1777-1788. Considerando las personalidades portuguesas, españolas e inglesas que estuvieron implicadas en la presencia de estos diseños en Portugal, recuperaremos algunas de las prácticas que posibilitaban en este período la circulación de conocimientos científicos y el adelanto de la bot

  19. STEM Summer Academy on the Navajo Reservation

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    Alexander, C. J.

    2012-12-01

    The US Rosetta Project is the NASA contribution to the International Rosetta Mission, an ESA cornerstone mission to comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. While the project's outreach efforts span multi-media, and a variety of age and ethnic groups, a special emphasis has been made to find a way to provide meaningful outreach to the reservation communities. Because language preservation is an issue of urgent concern to the reservation communities, and because Rosetta, uniquely among NASA missions, has been named after the notion that keys to missing understanding of elements of the ancient past were found in the language on the original Rosetta stone, the US Rosetta Project has embarked upon outreach with a focus on STEM vocabulary in ancient US languages of the Navajo, Hopi, Ojibwe, and other tribal communities as the project expands. NASA image and science are used and described in the native language, alongside lay English and scientific English curriculum elements. Additionally, science (geology/chemistry/botany/physics) elements drawn from the reservation environment, including geomorphology, geochemistry, soil physics, are included and discussed in the native language as much as possible — with their analogs in other planetary environments (such as Mars). In this paper we will report on the most recent Summer Science Academy [2012], a four week summer course for middle school children, created in collaboration with teachers and administrators in the Chinle Unified School District. The concept of the Academy was initiated in 2011, and the first Academy was conducted shortly thereafter, in June 2011 with 14 children, 3 instructors, and a NASA teacher workshop. The community requested three topics: geology, astronomy, and botany. The 2012 Academy built on the curriculum already developed with more robust field trips, addressed to specific science topics, additional quantitative measurements and activities, with more written material for the cultural components from

  20. The genus Boschniakia in China: An ethnopharmacological and phytochemical review.

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    Zhang, Le; Zhao, Yunshan; Wang, Zhipeng A; Wei, Kunhua; Qiu, Bin; Zhang, Chunhong; Wang-Müller, QiYan; Li, Minhui

    2016-12-24

    As a group of important medicine plants, Boschniakia rossica (Cham. et Schltdl) Fedtsch. and B. himalaica Hook.f.et Thoms, which are the only two species in the genus Boschniakia (Orobanchaceae), have long been used in traditional Chinese medicine for their multiple therapeutic uses related to enhanced renal function, erectile dysfunction, defaecate and hepatoprotective. Additionally, the two species are also used as dietary supplements in wine, cosmetics, and other healthy food. By providing comprehensive information and data of genus Boschniakia on botany, traditional medicinal uses, phytochemistry, pharmacological research and toxicology, this review aims to summary the group of natural compounds from Boschniakia discovered so far. The other aims are to reference research findings of their biological activities and functions in medicine, physiology, and cell biology to highlight the compound candidates which can be used for further drug discovery in several pharmaceutical areas including antioxidation, anticancer, anti-inflammation, anti-senile, and immunology. All of the available information on B. rossica and B. himalaica was collected from the electronic resources (such as PubMed, SciFinder Scholar, CNKI, TPL (www.theplantlist.org), Google Scholar, Baidu Scholar, and Web of Science). After a comprehensive analysis of the literatures from available online sources, the results show that both species of genus Boschniakia are valuable and popular herbal medicines with potentials to cure various ailments. The phytochemical studies revealed that the chemical compositions of this genus were mainly iridoid glycosides and phenylpropanoid glycosides. To date, 112 compounds have been isolated from the genus, while their crude extracts and purified compounds have been found to possess a wide range of biological activities including anti-senile, antitumor and anticancer, anti-inflammatory, protecting liver, boost memory, anti-oxidation, anti-lipid peroxidative, and