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Genome Tree Of Life Is Largest Yet For Seed Plants
2011-12-17 04:26:21

New York Plant Genomics Consortium maps evolutionary relationships, gene functions for 150 species Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, The New York Botanical Garden, and New York University have created the largest genome-based tree of life for seed plants to date. Their findings, published today in the journal PLoS Genetics, plot the evolutionary relationships of 150 different species of plants based on advanced genome-wide analysis of gene...

2011-07-21 13:11:32

Take a second look at your iced or steaming tea. Guided by scientific experts, three New York City high school students using tabletop DNA technologies found several herbal brews and a few brands of tea contain ingredients unlisted on the manufacturers' package. The teen sleuths also demonstrated new-to-science genetic variation between broad-leaf teas from exported from India versus small-leaf teas exported from China. Guided by DNA "barcoding" experts at The Rockefeller University, an...

2011-07-14 15:58:11

Scientists discover high levels of disease-fighting antioxidants in two species of neotropical blueberries One of the treats of summer"”fresh, antioxidant-rich blueberries"”has new competition for the title of "superfruit." But at least the contenders are keeping the title in the family. Researchers have found that two species of wild blueberries native to the tropical regions of Central and South America"”the New World tropics, or Neotropics"”contain two to four times...

2010-12-20 15:29:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- First Lady Michelle Obama presented a 2010 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to The New York Botanical Garden -- one of five museums and five libraries honored in a White House ceremony on Friday, December 17, 2010. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awards the National Medal, the nation's highest honor for museums and libraries, to institutions for outstanding social, environmental, or economic contributions to their...

2010-10-26 12:03:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Three winning pumpkins from regional weigh-offs across the United States, including a new world record holder, are on display through October 31, 2010, at The New York Botanical Garden. Scott Cully, who holds the Guinness World Record for carving the largest pumpkin, will attempt to break his own record starting October 29. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101026/NY88915) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101026/NY88915) The...

2010-04-27 17:46:00

NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- During her lifetime, Emily Dickinson was better known as a gardener than as a poet. Plants and flowers significantly influenced her poetry and other writings, most of which were not published until after her death. The spring exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden, Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers, co-presented with the Poetry Society of America, is the most comprehensive and multifaceted exhibition about Dickinson's life, gardens, and...

2007-06-15 06:15:55

By Griscom, Bronson W Daly, Douglas C; Ashton, Mark S GRISCOM, B. W. (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT 06511), D. C. DALY (The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458), AND M. S. ASHTON (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT 06511). Floristics of bamboo-dominated stands in lowland terra-firma forests of southwestern Amazonia. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 134: 108-125. 2007. -We investigated distinctive aspects of the floristic communities...


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 'karpos', fruit.
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