Friday, November 15, 2013

Breadfruit insect repellent

Photo: Breadfruit.
US Department of Agriculture scientists have confirmed that breadfruit, used as a folk remedy in Pacific regions to control insects, is an effective mosquito repellent.
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Friday, March 22, 2013

Increasing heat tolerance in plants

A USDA scientist and his colleagues have opened the door to development of more heat-tolerant crops by crystallizing a plant protein (found in the creosote bush) that plays a key role in photosynthesis.

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