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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, according to Texas AgriLife Research scientists. The technology ultimately could lead the way toward a "cheap, green alternative" for pharmaceutical development, said Dr. Herman Scholthof, AgriLife Research virologist. Scholthof and colleague Drs. Yi-Cheng Hsieh and...

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. But scientists for Texas AgriLife Research have gone the distance to show that at least some viruses can be put to work to help us. A new study by Dr. Karen-Beth Scholthof and her husband Dr. Herman Scholthof, to be published in the January issue of Virology, shows that plant viruses may work like a trucking service loaded to carry freight to its...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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