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2014-02-11 23:04:12

A study featured in the current issue of Rangelands follows five breeds of cattle to determine resistance to larkspur poisoning. The results indicate that ranchers may be able to selectively breed cattle for larkspur resistance, as well as other toxic plants. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Rangelands – Cattle are not picky eaters: Put them in a pasture with toxic plants and edible grasses, and they quickly swallow both. For ranchers, this diet comes at a heavy price, with up to...

2011-12-08 23:02:00

Larkspurs, monkshoods, and aconites are plants, widely cultivated for their beauty and medicinal properties. They all belong to the Delphinieae, a natural group of 650-700 species ranging from Eurasia into North America, with a few species on tropical African mountains. The study was published in the open access journal PhytoKeys. A broadly sampled molecular phylogeny for this group has revealed that three Mediterranean species constitute an ancient separate evolutionary line that is the...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.