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2013-03-08 00:49:06

A physiological model for sap exudation in maple trees For many of us, maple syrup is an essential part of breakfast–a staple accompaniment to pancakes and waffles–but rarely do we think about the complicated and little-understood physiological aspects of syrup production. Each spring, maple growers in temperate regions around the world collect sap from sugar maple trees, which is one of the first steps in producing this delicious condiment. However, the mechanisms behind...


Word of the Day
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.