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2005-07-05 15:14:06

By Alistair Thomson JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - African scientists are developinga genetically modified (GMO) super strain of the staple grainsorghum that they say will be vitamin-packed to help fightmalnutrition. The project brings together several African researchinstitutions as well as a unit of U.S. Dupont, South Africa'sCouncil for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) said in astatement on Tuesday. "The primary objective of the project is to produce seedsof nutritionally improved...


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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