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2010-09-27 15:23:50

At the World Cowpea Research Conference, crop experts embrace one of agriculture's oldest legumes -- prized for protein and resilience to hot, dry climates -- as food for people, livestock and astronauts A long neglected crop with the potential to halt hunger for millions in Africa, sustain the livestock revolution underway in developing countries, rejuvenate nutrient-sapped soils, and even feed astronauts on extended space missions, is attracting scientists from around the world to Senegal...


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2005-09-09 07:43:22

PHOTO CAPTION: Crambus perlella (Photo taken by Keith Edkins) The Crambidae are a family of Lepidoptera (moths). They are quite variable in appearance and the nominal subfamily, Crambinae (grass moths) take up closely folded postures on grass-stems where they are inconspicuous. Other subfamilies include brightly colored and patterned insects which rest in wing-spread attitudes. In many classifications, the Crambidae have been treated as a sub-division of the Pyralidae or snout-moths....

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2005-07-14 11:19:06

The Crambidae are a family of Lepidoptera (moths). They are quite variable in appearance, the nominal subfamily Crambinae (or grass moths) taking up closely folded postures on grass-stems where they are inconspicuous, while other subfamilies include brightly colored and patterned insects which rest in wing-spread attitudes. In many classifications the Crambidae have been treated as a sub-division of the Pyralidae or snout-moths. The chief difference is a structure in the ears called the...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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