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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.

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
dittany
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.
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