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Plants are not conscious, whether you can 'sedate' them or not - Massive


Massive
In a 2006 article in the journal Trends in Plant Sciences, they and other colleagues announced a new field of inquiry called “plant neurobiology.” That article was controversial, prompting a sharply written rebuttal by 36 renowned plant biologists, who ...

Mapping the 'Conflict Zones' Between Sprawl and Biodiversity - CityLab


CityLab
By 2030, the world is expected to add another billion people or so, bringing the total population to roughly 8.5 billion. And with humans becoming increasingly urban, sprawl will only get worse, taking up precious space that wild birds, mammals, plants ...

Tom Diggs introduces botany at The Gardens on February 24 - AL.com (blog)


AL.com (blog)
On February 24 from 9-5 p.m., University of North Georgia Assistant Professor Tom Diggs leads 'Introduction to Botany: The Science of Plants,' a core in the Certificate in Native Plant Studies program at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. This class will ...

USDA PLANTS Database

Fort Collins - United States

Plant names, photos, fact sheets, and information on culturally significant plants, noxious and invasive plants, and threatened and endangered plants, with links to thousands of plant-related sites and software tools.

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USDA provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

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PlantFiles is an identification database with over 150,000 plants. PlantFiles entries come with cultivation information and pictures supplied by member gardeners from around the world.

PLANTS Database: Aquilegia (Columbine)
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Find images and information on the flowering plant Aquilegia, commonly known as the Columbine. Includes distribution map and classification.

Central Africa Medicinal Plants Database
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A searchable and browsable medicinal plant database for uses of traditional veterinarian and human medicines in Africa.

Cornell University Poisonous Plants Information Database
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Includes plant images, pictures of affected animals, and presentations concerning the botany, chemistry, toxicology, diagnosis, and prevention of poisoning of animals by plants and other natural flora.

Michigan State University Extension Ornamental Plants Database: Lobelia cardinalis--Cardinal Flower
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Facts and growing tips for the flower.

USDA: Biotechnology
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USDA supports the safe and appropriate use of science and technology, including biotechnology, to help meet agricultural challenges and consumer needs of the 21st century. USDA plays a key role in assuring that products produced using biotechnology are safe to be grown and used in the United States. Once these products enter commerce, USDA supports bringing these and other products to the worldwide marketplace.

USDA: Agricultural Biotechnology
United States

One of three Federal Agencies, along with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), primarily responsible for regulating biotechnology in the USA.

Nutria - USDA Factsheet
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Description, identification, behavior, damage to the environment, and efforts to manage Myocastor coypus in the United States. [PDF]

USDA-APHIS-PPQ: Imported Fire Ants
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