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2012-08-15 01:21:20

Pioneering mass spectrometry methods developed at the U.S. Department of Energy´s (DOE´s) Ames Laboratory are helping plant biologists get their first glimpses of never-before-seen plant tissue structures. The new method opens up new realms of study, ones that might have long-ranging implications for biofuels research and crop genetics. “The data we´re seeing are unprecedented,” said Basil Nikolau, the Ames Laboratory faculty scientist heading up the project,...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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