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Need For Vegetable Oil Means Trouble For Africa's Great Apes
2014-07-11 03:00:36

Cell Press The vegetable oil found in your popcorn or soap might not be ape friendly, and the situation appears likely to get even worse, according to an analysis in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July 10. The growing demand for vegetable oil has already led to the conversion of Southeast Asian forest into oil palm plantations, bringing trouble for orangutans in particular. If guidelines are not put in place very soon, researchers say the spread of those large-scale...

VIR Gene Gives Reliable Visual Cue For Oil Palm Fruit Ripeness
2014-06-30 03:00:37

Canale Communications A genetic discovery by a team of scientists from the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), aided by scientists from Orion Genomics, paves the way for increased production of palm oil, which accounts for 45 percent of the world's edible oil, while also helping to conserve sensitive wild habitats at risk of being turned into agricultural land. In the study published in the journal Nature Communications, the scientists identified the VIR gene as responsible for fruit...

2014-06-30 04:21:42

Malaysian Palm Oil Board and Orion Genomics researchers contribute to discovery that will improve palm oil yields on existing agricultural lands, protecting rainforest KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia and ST. LOUIS, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A multinational team of scientists from the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and Orion Genomics today announced the publication of a paper in the journal Nature Communications identifying a gene, called VIR, that is responsible for turning the skin of...

New Details On Ancient American Climate Based On Fossilized Beetles
2014-05-13 14:24:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using an analysis of fossilized beetle remains, a team of Canadian and American researchers has uncovered new details on the climate of northwestern North America 50 million years ago. According to a report from the team, areas in Washington and British Columbia experienced mild, frost-free winters during the early Eocene – 50 million years ago. The conclusion, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was...

2014-01-09 23:01:27

Herbal Tropics names Tanyka Renee as spokesmodel for the Moriche Lifestyle. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 Tanyka Renee is the perfect woman to represent the Moriche Lifestyle, because she lives it everyday. What is the Moriche Lifestyle, you ask? "It's a term that was developed to describe the values and day-to-day activities of our customers" explains Herbal Tropics CEO, Alexa Cruz. She goes on to elaborate on exactly what those values and activities are; "Our...

DNA Barcodes Help Identify Palms
2013-12-30 13:01:17

Pensoft Publishers Reliable and cost-effective species recognition is the dream of many scientists, and has important applications. While the use of morphological features is often uncertain, and can lead to misidentification, species identification based on the composition of short DNA sequences -the so-called "DNA barcodes"- has proven to be the safest way to reach this goal, both in animals and in many groups of plants. Palms belonging to the genus Phoenix, including the...

2013-10-16 23:00:39

Live demonstrations of ArborSystems fall Diplodia Tip Blight treatment for pines and conifers using the Wedgle Direct-Inject Tree Treatment System, their new ready-to-use systemic antibiotic direct-inject chemical line for ornamental trees, large woody shrubs and palms and their new Pointle Palm Injection Tip will be on display at the ArborSystems exhibit during the GIE+EXPO October 23 – 25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. and TCI Expo November 14 - 16 at the...

2013-09-17 23:00:24

ArborSystems introduces the Pointle Palm, a new quick-connect injection tip for their Wedgle Direct-Inject Tree Treatment System. ArborSystems provides a variety of tree injection systems and insecticides, fungicides, micronutrients and tree growth regulators designed to meet a broad range of tree care needs. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 ArborSystems introduces the Pointle Palm, a new quick-connect injection tip for their Wedgle Direct-Inject Tree Treatment System. "The tip...

2013-09-04 23:01:05

Dominica Westling takes on Moriche Palm to deliver an amazing "buttocks Sculpting" routine. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 Great news for THE MORICHE PALM DIET. This nutritional supplement line is committed to helping women stay fit by teaming up with fitness trainer Dominica Westling, aka Booty by Dom, to launch its first-ever Body Sculpting workout series to be released in September of 2013. Dominica Westling delivers a powerhouse dynamite workout in just 20...

Oil Palm Genome Mapping Poised To Improve Yields, Protect Rainforest
2013-07-24 15:17:54

Canale Communications The identification of a single gene critical for yield of the oil palm, a crop that accounts for nearly half of world-wide edible vegetable oil, is reported along with the plant's genomic sequence in a set of papers published online July 24, 2013 ahead of print in Nature. The findings have implications for enhancing the future production and sustainability of palm oil, including a reduction in the pressure this productive tropical crop exerts on the footprint of wild...


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Prince Sago, Cycas taitungensis
2014-01-30 08:47:59

Cycas taitungensis is a species of cycad plant. The species belongs to the Cycadaceae family. C. taitungensis may also be referred to as Prince sago or Emperor sago. Currently the plant faces serious threat of extinction due to habitat destruction and plant collectors. The species is native to southeastern Taiwan. C. taitungensis range throughout the third largest county, Taitung County. The C. taitungensis is a relatively medium sized plant. Its trunk is typically almost 14 inches in...

Queen Sago Palm, Cycas rumphii
2014-01-30 08:32:40

Cycas rumphii is a palm-like species of cycad plant. The plant may also be referred to as Queen sago or the Queen sago palm. This species is a member of the Cycadaceae family and is native to the Malesian region. The C. rumphii is a relatively small plant reaching approximately 33 feet. Its trunk is grey with diamond patterned bark and measures up to 16 inches in diameter. Its leaves typically grow between 4.9 and 8.2 feet long. Leaves have a bright green coloration and a glossy surface....

King Sago, Cycas revoluta
2014-01-30 08:11:54

Cycas revoluta is a species of seed producing, cycad plant. The species may also be referred to as King sago, Sago cycad or the Japanese sago palm. The plant originated in southern Japan. It is used in the production of sago, a cooking starch or can be displayed as a decorative plant. C. revoluta gets its name from the Latin word meaning “curled back”, referring to its leaves. Its leaves are shiny and dark green in coloration. The C. revoluta species have trunks that measures...

Queen Sago, Cycas circinalis
2014-01-30 07:56:38

Cycas circinalis is a species of cycad plant. also referred to as the Queen sago. C. circinalis is native to Sri Lanka, although it is a widely cultivated plant. C. circinalis is commonly used for landscape, decorative purposes and may be used as a food source. The plant’s seeds are carefully soaked, ground and used to make flour. You will often find its flour used in tortillas, tamales and soups. The palm-like plant is a slow growing species. C. circinalis are known to have a short,...

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2009-04-23 11:27:51

The Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) is a commonly grown houseplant in temperate latitudes. The plant is often referred to as the a palm, although it is not truly a palm. In order to successfully cultivate this plant, winter minimum temperatures must remain above 50°F, and rise to temperatures of around 86°F in summer. States of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, and San Luis Potosí in Mexico make a native home to the Ponytail Palm. The Ponytail Palm thrives best in full sun to slight...

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Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'