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Glimpse Into The Evolution Of Flowering Plants Offered By Gardener's Delight
2012-09-04 14:21:41

The Pink Double Dandy peony, the Double Peppermint petunia, the Doubled Strawberry Vanilla lily and nearly all roses are varieties cultivated for their double flowers. The blossoms of these and other such plants are lush with extra petals in place of the parts of the flower needed for sexual reproduction and seed production, meaning double flowers — though beautiful — are mutants and usually sterile. The genetic interruption that causes that mutation helped scientists in the...

Lack Of Bees Costs Us More Money
2012-09-04 10:22:16

Decline of pollinators will have severe impact on nature and mankind Two thirds of the crops humans use for food production and the majority of wild plant species depend on pollination by insects such as bees and hover-flies. This ecosystem service, however, provided by nature to humans for free, is increasingly failing. As an example, after 3000 years of sustainable agriculture, farmers in the Chinese province Sichuan have to pollinate apple flowers themselves by using pollination sticks...

Allergy Free Plants On The Horizon?
2012-09-01 07:44:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Those who love gardening, or just enjoy the beauty of plant life, but are unable to do so as a result of hay fever or similar allergic reactions will undoubtedly welcome new research out of Spain that could result in long-lasting, pollen-free plants. According to an August 30 statement, researchers from the Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas (IBMCP) and BIOMIVA S.L. were able to alter an ornamental...

2012-08-29 23:03:51

SuperLocker reviews reveals the best stealth grow box of 2012 to be the SuperLocker 2.0, the system that gained instant fame by winning “Best Budget Grow Box” and “Most Stealth Grow Cabinet” right when it hit the market. The SuperLocker 3.0 is a fully automated, fully contained, odor free, complete system that blends in perfectly in any apartment, home, or garage. It fits in so well because its exterior resembles that of a common gym locker, and at 18 inches wide, 24...

Farm Productivity Supported From Wild Pollinators
2012-08-17 09:45:10

Most people are not aware of the fact that 84% of the European crops are partially or entirely dependent on insect pollination. While managed honeybees pollinate certain crops, wild bees, flies and wasps cover a very broad spectrum of plants, and thus are considered the most important pollinators in Europe. The serious decline in the number of managed honeybees and wild bees reported in Europe over the last few decades has the potential to cause yield decreases with threats to the...

2012-08-03 23:02:28

Bayer collaborates with non-profit to increase awareness of the importance of bees to the planet. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) August 03, 2012 Each time someone goes to the grocery store to pick up fresh apples or blueberries; they witness the work of a pollinator. Thanks to the work of bees, birds, butterflies and other pollinators, billions of people around the world are able to enjoy an abundance of nuts, fruits and vegetables. And as the world population continues to grow, the...

2012-06-08 13:40:34

Inflorescence architecture of Babiana ringens may have evolved in response to selective pressures from both herbivores and pollinators Floral displays, such as the color, shape, size, and arrangement of flowers, are typically thought to have evolved primarily in response to selection by pollinators–for animal-pollinated species, being able to attract animal vectors is vital to an individual plant's reproductive success. But can herbivores also exert similarly strong selective forces...


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2005-07-13 08:42:04

Azaleas are flowering shrubs making up part of the genus Rhododendron. Azaleas were originally classed as a different genus of plant, but now they are recognized as two of the eight sub-genera of rhododendrons - subgenus Pentanthera typified by Rhododendron nudiflorum and subgenus Tsutsusi typified by Rhododendron tsutsusi. There are two types of azaleas: deciduous and evergreen. One of the major differences between azaleas and the rest of the rhododendron family is their size. Another is...

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2005-06-08 20:47:33

Iris is a genus of flowering plants with showy flowers ranging in color from gold, copper-red or yellow to white, blue, blue-violet, lavender, tan, maroon and purple. Pink and apricot colored irises have also been bred in some species. The name "Iris" can be applied to the genus or to any of the species within it. It is also applied to various subdivisions within the genus. Description There are many species of iris widely distributed throughout the northern temperate zone. Their...

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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.