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Dwarf Birch Genome Cracked By Researchers
2012-11-21 15:36:43

Geneticists at Queen Mary University of London have successfully sequenced the genetic code of a dwarf birch tree, according to their report in the journal Molecular Ecology.


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mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.