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Latest Herman Scholthof Stories

2010-11-12 12:54:32

A virus that normally deforms or kills plants like tomatoes, peppers and eggplants isn't all bad: A gene within the virus has been found useful for allowing foreign genes to be introduced into a plant without harmful effects.

2010-01-04 14:57:35

This time of year, the word "virus" conjures up a bedridden stint with coughs and chills – something everyone goes to great lengths to avoid.


Word of the Day
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'.