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Bitter Melon Juice Prevents Pancreatic Cancer In Mice
2013-03-13 08:20:11

A new study reveals that bitter melon juice restricts the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metabolize glucose, thus cutting the cells' energy source and eventually killing them.

Information About Cucurbitaceae Brought Up To Date With New Checklist
2013-03-11 13:02:36

In 2010, it was shown that melons and cucumbers can be traced back to India. Because of the importance of the region for an understanding of Cucurbitaceae evolution and diversity, a new checklist of the Cucurbitaceae of India was produced to update the information on that family.

Seedless Watermelon Farmers Helped Through Pollenizer Research
2012-10-16 16:53:33

Research from North Carolina State University on flower production and disease resistance in watermelon varieties should help bolster seedless watermelon harvests for farmers.

2012-09-16 23:03:38

There are many ways to decorate a pumpkin without carving.

Cucumber Inspires New Bio-Inspired Twistless Spring
2012-08-31 12:30:36

Researchers at Harvard University have developed a new spring that is soft when pulled gently and stiff when pulled strongly – all from studying a cucumber.


Latest Cucurbitaceae Reference Libraries

Tubular Sea Cucumber, Holothuria tubulosa
2013-01-28 12:53:49

Image Caption: Holothuria tubulosa. Credit: Rpillon/Wikipedia  (CC BY-SA 3.0) The tubular sea cucumber (Holothuria tubulosa), commonly known as the cotton-spinner, is the type species of its genus, Holothuria. It can be found in eastern areas of the Atlantic Ocean, with a range that extends as far as the Bay of Biscay to the north, in the Mediterranean Sea. It prefers a habitat within temperate areas and is found at depths of up to 330 feet below sea level, along the sandy floor or in...

Donkey Dung Sea Cucumber, Holothuria mexicana
2013-01-28 09:53:01

Image Caption: Holothuria mexicana. Credit: Daniel Hershman / Wikipedia  (CC BY 2.0) The donkey dung sea cucumber (Holothuria mexicana) can be found in areas of the Caribbean, with a range that stretches into southern waters of Brazil. It prefers to reside in shallow waters between depths of about seven feet and sixty-six feet, in clear sandy areas located in mangroves, seagrass beds, and offshore reefs. This species can reach an average length of twenty inches. It dorsal skin is brown...

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2012-06-18 06:03:49

Symbol: CILAL Group: Dicot Family: Cucurbitaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I VI    I Synonyms:   CICI2 Citrullus citrullus (L.) Karst.     CICOL2 Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad. var. lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai   watermelon   CIVU3 Citrullus vulgaris Schrad.     COCI2 Colocynthis citrullus (L.) Kuntze     CUCI Cucubertia citrullus L.  ...

2012-06-18 06:03:50

Symbol: CILAC Group: Dicot Family: Cucurbitaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I PR    I Synonyms:   CIVUC2 Citrullus vulgaris Schrad. var. citroides L.H. Bailey Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL, NV Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

2012-06-18 06:03:51

Symbol: CILAC2 Group: Dicot Family: Cucurbitaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Dilleniidae Order   Violales Family   Cucurbitaceae...

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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.