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Figs may inhibit growth and survival of harmful microbes in food
...ope and the Mediterranean have been cultivated and fig
extracts have been used to fight various ailments ...acterial growth. Control samples not treated with fig
juice revealed an increase in bacteria. "These findings can be utilized by the food industry in th...
Coexistence of identical competitors: an old doctrine challenged
...heory, which is empirically strongly supported for fig
wasps. Zhang, Lin, and Hanski show how this mecha...n accords with the discovery of cryptic species of fig
wasps made by researchers using molecular markers....
Pathogenic yeasts and fungi: A growing health concern
...ins isolated from the human bloodstream, a rotting fig
and a carefully cultivated, fully sequenced strain...rain and human isolate were not virulent while the fig
isolate was virulent. But when the scientists knocked out the SSD1 gene, they found that the virulen...
One fig, one wasp? Not always!
...mples of a tightly co-evolved mutualism, not every fig
species is pollinated by its own unique wasp speci...ecies of wasps are present in at least half of the fig
species surveyed. This new result forces a major reassessment of the vast majority of studies that ...
Tropical scientists find fewer species than expected
...opical plant species, most belonging to either the fig
family, the mulberry family or the coffee family. While previous work had also based estimates of total species on numbers of insects--the most species-rich class of animals known--scientists had assumed that each plant-eating insect species tended t...
A Phoenix From A Ring Of Fire Is A Pattern For The Recovery Of Mount St. Helens
...ks like a mature tropical forest, with fruit-laden fig
trees, deep- buttressed trees with draped creepers, and about 300 species of flowering plants. Within a century, says Edwards, Mount St. Helens similarly will present the appearance of an undisturbed, subalpine wilderness. Already, he sa...