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    Inclusive Herbaria

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    Inclusive Herbaria IN the earliest days of Systematics more attention was paid to cultivated plants and weeds than to wild species. The great herbals of the sixteenth century were largely given over to field and garden crops and everyday weeds. Until well after the time of Linnaeus, taxonomists included both cultivated plants and wild species in their botanical gardens, in their herbaria and in their writings. Only by slow degrees was there general recognition that the methods which are so effective

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    Before Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, David Fairchild brought home many plants form around the world and transplanted them around his home in Miami, Florida. That is where Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens originated. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens opened its doors in 1938. It was founded by David Fairchild, environmentalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Col. Robert H. Montgomery, landscape architect William Lyman Phillips, and County Commissioner Charles Crandon. Fairchild retired from years

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    Thoreau as Natural Scientist

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    Thoreau as Natural Scientist Henry Thoreau’s relationship to nature underwent many changes throughout the course of his life. He especially made a much discussed shift from Emersonian Transcendentalism, to scientific data collection. Thoreau followed varied paths on his quest to understand the world in which he lived. As he grew older he managed to amass a huge collection of information about the plants and animals in the Concord region of Massachusetts. But his greatest contribution to the

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    Poisonous Weeds

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    ipedia.org/wiki/Datura_stramonium http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadly_Nightshade http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poison_Hemlock Natural Resources Conservation Service-http://plants.usda.gov Research and Extension Center: Virtual Herbarium-http://uvalde.tamu.edu/herbarium/dain.htm National Capital Poison Center- http://www.poison.org/prevent/plants.asp Ophthalmic Kew Garden- http://www.mrcophth.com/plants/minipicturesofplantsforeyes.html Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences

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    Droseraceae: The Carnivorous Plant Family

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    Thi femoly Drusireciei os e cusmupuloten spicois thet os fuand un ell uf thi cuntonints woth thi ixciptoun uf Anterctoce. Thos os lokily thi must dovirsi cernovuruas plent femoly end hes 150-160 spicois. 11 uf thisi spicois eri fuand on thi Unotid Stetis (Wibb D. 2008). Thos femoly os asaelly fuand es en hirb ur rerily e smell shrab. Thi lievis uf thos femoly eri eltirneti ur whurlid. Thos femoly hes sompli lievis, woth thi lemone woth glendaler heors whoch trep onsicts, ur hevi brostlis thet

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    Summary of Proposal Background The main objective of the botanical gardens today is the conservation of biological diversity ex situ, allowing for the potential loss of this because of the destruction of the environment. However, in the past the main activity of the botanical gardens was the buildup and maintenance of diversity that explorers brought back from unexplored regions, near and far, in order to make them available to growers that they would explore the potential that plants collected

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    Ynes Mexia Biography

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    On May 24, 1870 in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., little Ynes Enriquetta Julietta Mexia was born. Her father was a diplomat for the Mexican government. Ynes Mexia’s family had a long history in government. Her grandfather was a leader of Mexico’s Federalist Party and became a noteworthy contributor in the Texan history. Ynes had six step brothers & sisters from a previous marriage of her mother. Her parents divorced when Ynes was three. Ynes’ father moved back to Mexico City and

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    Cryptogramic Vascular Plants

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    of the sieve tube and a companion cell. The sieve tube elements along with sclereids and parenchyma make... ... middle of paper ... ...n Trinidad and Tobago. I would strongly recommend a checklist be done as soon as possible by the National Herbarium of Trinidad and Tobago. The limitations in this research are numerous Works Cited Peter Raven, Ray Evert, and Susan Eichhorn. 2005. “Biology of Plants.” New York: Freeman and Company. Palaeos.org, "Lycopodium." Last modified September 28, 2012

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    Various mushrooms that have been widely used in Korea, China and Japan as health booster and ancient herbal medicine. A variety of mushrooms have been used traditionally in different cultures for the maintenance of health and in the prevention and treatment of various diseases [1]. Medicinal mushroom is used as a folk medicine in Western Ghats of India. Mushroom metabolites or other related compounds could be used to develop neutraceuticals or drugs effective against pathogenic microorganisms resistant

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    The Father of Genetics

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    Variations among children of the same parents have mystified people for years. Sometimes there are parents who both have, for example, brown hair, but then their child has blonde hair. These strange differences in traits seemed to happen out of no reason, until Gregor Mendel came along. Experimenting with plants, he began the science of heredity, or genetics. There are many causes and effects of Gregor Mendel, including the help of other people, working at a monastery, and the development of genetics

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