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2010-04-26 08:02:42

NSF-supported researchers study the germination of plants in the Sonoran Desert to determine the impact of the later arrival of winter rains.

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2009-04-06 07:45:46

As the US Southwest grew warmer from 18,700 to 10,000 years ago, juniper trees vanished from what is now the Mojave Desert, robbing packrats of their favorite food. Now, University of Utah biologists have narrowed the hunt for detoxification genes that let the rodents eat toxic creosote bushes that replaced juniper.


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  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.
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