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University of Delaware researchers have uncovered a novel means of conquest employed by the common reed, Phragmites australis, which ranks as one of the world's most invasive plants.
Mango pits, usually thrown away after processing, could be used as a food preservative against the pathogen Listeria, a Canadian scientist said. Tannins found in mango pits and grape seeds have been found effective against Listeria, a pathogen found in food that last year was linked to the deaths of 21 Canadians, University of Alberta researcher Christina Engles said. Mango pits could be turned into a natural food preservative rather than being burned or thrown away after processing, she...
The UD research team found that Phragmites delivers a one-two chemical knock-out punch to snuff out its victims, and the poison becomes even more toxic in the presence of the sun's ultraviolet rays.
By Adams, J B; Brown, H M Discoloration in fruits and vegetables is reviewed in relation to the chemical and biochemical causes of black, brown, red, yellow, and green discolorations.
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.