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Milkweed in Medical News

Leaner Coffee Creamer Boosts Metabolism and Curbs Appetite

...pplement, and Bitter Orange Extract, a metabolism booster. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080610/LATU026 ) Hoodia, a member of the milkweed family, is native to the Kalahari Desert in the southern tip of Africa and has been used to increase energy and suppress appetites. Bitter Orange Extr...
Milkweed in Biological News

Milkweed's evolutionary approach to caterpillars: Counter appetite with fast repair

... plants counter with their own unique defenses. milkweed is the latest example of this response, according ...Genetic analysis reveals an evolutionary trend for milkweed plants away from resisting predators to putting mo...ends in one direction or another, said Agrawal. milkweed species have evolved elaborate resistance strategi...

Monarch butterflies help explain why parasites harm hosts

...hen they deposit spores onto eggs or leaves of the milkweed plants that caterpillars feed on. These spores are...lars as they feed. Each butterfly had one stalk of milkweed in its cage, and every day for up to 30 days the r...ab for analysis. The spores on the eggs and on the milkweed were counted, which is no easy task considering th...

Nonvenomous Asian snakes 'borrow' defensive poison from toxic toads

...under attack, the snakes re-release the poisons from these neck glands. Many invertebrates sequester dietary toxins for use in defense, including milkweed insects and sea slugs. But vertebrate examples of toxin sequestration, especially from vertebrate prey, are rare. "A snake that's dependent on a diet ...

Butterflies lose body fat during metamorphosis

... colleagues are planning on looking at the Monarch butterfly next. Monarch larva feed exclusively on milkweed, and Connor has already started growing milkweed and analyzing it for this purpose. "It has very high polyunsaturated fatty acid composition, much like the leaves in Belize which the Blue Morpho cat...

CU, USDA team to curb two invasive, poisonous vines

...h operates a federal laboratory at Cornell. Pale and black swallow-wort -- twining vines recently classified as invasive species and members of the milkweed family -- have rapidly spread since the mid-1990s. The plants are lethal hosts for monarch butterfly larvae and alter ground cover and affect habitat ...

In the migratory marathon, parasitized monarchs drop out early

...red to year-round residents that do not migrate. Habitat loss at overwintering sites and climate warming trends, combined with an increase of tropical milkweed species in milder climates, could ultimately replace the large migratory populations with smaller remnants that breed year-round and do not migrate. ...
Milkweed in Biological Technology

The Milkweed Effect: Disseminating Technology to New Regions

This week, I want to test a theory. In short, aspects of the economy and shifts in technology are conspiring to cause the migration of technology-centric and savvy professionals from traditional technology centers such as Silicon Valley and Boston to smaller communities and even remote locations. T...
Milkweed in Biological Dictionary

Follicles

...had begun the process of maturation then degenerate, ... Information about Follicles in the free online English dictionary and ... The pod of the milkweed and the fruit of the magnolia are follicles . ... Antrum (fluid filled cavity in developed follicles which contains liquor follicular) ... Foll...
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