Ayurvedic nightshade deadly for dengue mosquito
Mosquitoes responsible for spreading disease are increasingly becoming resistant to synthetic insecticides. Now research published in the online open access journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine suggests that the berries of a weed common to India, Solanum villosum (S villosum), have p...
How plants fine tune their natural chemical defenses
...hor Paul O'Maille, Ph.D., probed the metabolic pathways that members of the nightshade
family, which includes tobacco, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and henbane, us...lk researchers are planning to extend their studies to other members of the nightshade
family, including tomato, potato, pepper and eggplant, to see how the simpl...
Drought tolerance in potatoes
...ecoming such an important food source that a failure in the crop caused by blight in Ireland triggered a famine. It is a member of the Solanaceae or nightshade
family, which also includes tomato, eggplant, tobacco, and chili peppers.
Drought first causes stomatal closure, reducing CO2 uptake for photosyn...
The 21st century tomato
... of the American Society of Plant Biologists in Mrida, Mexico (June 29, 9:10 AM).
Tomato ( Solanum lycopersicum ) is a member of the Solanaceae or nightshade
family, which also includes potato, eggplant, tobacco, and chili peppers. The center of origin and diversity of tomato species is in the northern And...
Evolution of fruit size in tomato
... of the American Society of Plant Biologists in Mrida, Mexico (June 29, 8:30 AM).
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is a member of the Solanaceae or nightshade
family, which also includes potato, eggplant, tobacco, and chili peppers. The center of origin and diversity of tomato and other solanaceous species ...
Entomological Society announces 2007 award winners
...tigious Dr. T. V. Ramakrishna Ayyar award. He received his Ph.D. in entomology from the University of Idaho. His research focused on the role of hairy nightshade
on the potato leafroll virus pathosystem, demonstrating the importance of the weed as a vector and virus reservoir, and examining its influence on vir...
...lites of plants :
Class Alkaloids :
Hyoscyamine , present in Datura stramonium
Atropine , present in Atropa belladonna , Deadly nightshade
Cocaine , present in Erythroxylon coca the Coca plant
Class Terpenoids :
Azadirachtin A, present in Azadirachta indica , N...