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Wild Plant Genes Increase Food Production

...n genes from wild plants to put into domesticated, edible crop plants -- thus boosting food production worldwide, according to their report in the journal Science. "We are fortunate to be living at a time when genetic modification holds much promise for improving crop performance," said Susan R. McCouch, Co...

Many Dog Foods About Equal In Nutritional Value, Researchers Say

...ing included in the feed. By-productsare rendered edible by cooking them at high temperature and high pressure,and their use is both legal and acceptable in pet food. According to the American Association of Feed Control Officials, onlyamounts of hair, feathers, hooves, horn and other such materials that ...

From The Home Front To The River Front, USGS Updates Water-Quality Information

... Concentrations in the whole body of fish and the edible portions (fillets) are not directly comparable. Ne...al DDT, or total PCBs that must be exceeded in the edible portion before consumption advisories are issued were not exceeded in the whole-body tissues at any ...

Edible Lily Plant Yields A Natural Pesticide

An edible lily plant, one of the most important vegetables grown in Hokkaido,Japan, is often threatened by a a fungus that develops lesions in the bulbs. But the stress caused by the attack of the plant pathogen triggers a series ofchemical reactions that caus...

Study Demonstrates High Conservation Potential Of Logged Rainforest

... camphor tree family that produces wood as well as edible fruitsand seeds. Studying such disturbed forests, in addition to places like GunungPalung National Park, is crucial, Cannon argued. "We should not just focus ourresources and energy on pristine forests that have not been tampered with in anyw...

Professor Authors Complete Guide To Fungi

...how fungi can ruin our food crops. Aside from the edible and thehallucinogenic, Hudler explores the pathogenic and the toxic varieties of fungi. He raises the possibility that "bewitched" children and animals in Salem, Mass.,may have had fungus-induced hallucinations and convulsions as the root cause ofthe...

Pollution makes crustaceans adapt rapidly

...reenalgae") mixed with their favorite food, a more edible type of algae. So thecrustaceans adapted to handle a less nutritious food that would have seriouslystunted the growth of their ancestors, and they became one of the important,natural controls for toxic cyanobacteria in the lake. The research, carr...

Brain cell 'chorus' appears as attention increases

...chool student seeking a cafeteria dish that smells edible could all have something in common: Some of the nerve cells in the cortex, the sophisticated outer layer of the brain, may be sending messages in unison to allow them to pay attention to a single stream of sensory input. "Every second, we get milli...

New findings on genetically modified plants and foods

...s will discuss administering oral vaccines through edible transgenic plants, including a potential vaccine f... pharmaceuticals and animal vaccines, including an edible vaccine for pigs that protects against a potentially deadly virus. Finally, researchers will discuss...

Chlordane found in foods decades after pesticide use

...nts of chlordane. Lesser amounts were found in the edible portion of beans and eggplant. Tomatoes, peppers a...rdane at the roots, but did not transfer it to the edible portion of the vegetables. Fruits do not seem to be similarly affected, according to previous resear...

Vaccine put into tomatoes shows promise fighting virus in lab tests

...genetically modified cherry tomatoes containing an edible vaccine. The match took place in lab tests at the...t stimulate an immune response in the bloodstream, edible vaccines could be used medicinally to build protection in the mucosal system -- immune cells along t...

Study finds seafood not harmed by Pfiesteria

... toxic compounds produced by Pfiesteria and the edible tissues of seafood." Green collaborated on the...mer Hanchey. The Sea Grant researchers sampled edible tissues from non-exposed fish and fish environmentally exposed to Pfiesteria, including menhad...

Increased consumption of soy protein may help lower cholesterol

...ly lower total cholesterol levels. Soy protein, an edible component of the soybean, is different from many other proteins derived from vegetable sources because it is complete. Like animal protein, it contains all the essential amino acids in sufficient quantities to support human life. Among the component...

Military foods could enhance soldiers' performance by 2025

...eport recommends that soldiers' food could contain edible compounds, called biomarkers, that would be used t...suggests making foods more digestible by including edible enzymes. "More efficiently digested foods would mean that more calories could be transported to troo...

For peppers, hot quite literally the spice of life, UF research shows

...ce apparently poisonous or undesirable fruits the edible reproductive body of a seed plant -- have long puzzled biologists. Evolutionary theory says the main reason that plants create fruits is to encourage animals to eat them, so that the animals will disperse the plants seeds. Why, biologists wonder, wou...

Botanists collect, study rare Hawaiian plants

...ill provide materials useful for us they could be edible or have medicinal properties," said Ballard, who obtained permission from the Hawaiian government to collect plant samples for study. "For example, the rose periwinkle was endangered, but we now know it can treat childhood leukemia." Morgan Vis, an ...

Moving gene in plant results in increased production of amino acid

...engineer plants to produce pharmaceuticals such as edible vaccines....

Drugs, electronics, and 'green' catalysts: The chemical year in review

...sity in Japan synthesized a complex toxin found in edible fish. The toxin can cause paralysis or death, but until now appreciable amounts have not been available for study....

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology: January 2002

... contaminated water results in contamination ofthe edible portion of the lettuce plant," say the researchers. "Moreover,the results suggest that edible portions of a plant can becomecontaminated without direct exposure to a pathogen but rather throught...

Remains of seven types of edible nuts and nutcrackers found at 780,000-year-old archaeological site

...nces of the USA) on February 19. Seven species of edible fruits covered with a hard shell were found at the site: wild almond; prickly water lily; acorns from the Q. calliprinos evergreen and the Mt. Tabor oak; Atlantic pistachio; pistachio; and water chestnut. Most of them only can be cracked open by a ha...

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