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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. But scientists for Texas AgriLife Research have gone the distance to show that at least some viruses can be put to work to help us. A new study by Dr. Karen-Beth Scholthof and her husband Dr. Herman Scholthof, to be published in the January issue of Virology, shows that plant viruses may work like a trucking service loaded to carry freight to its...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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