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  • stems
  • The young shoots of the horsetail plant, as well as the pulp that grows within the stems, is actually edible for humans, as long as it is consumed in small quantities. (ehow.com)
  • As the plant matures, the stems become very stiff and abrasive. (ehow.com)
  • Poultry
  • Many powerful lawmakers, mostly Democrats, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have put their weight behind the biomass plants, which burn trees, construction debris, poultry litter and agricultural mass to create alternative energy. (freerepublic.com)
  • consume
  • However, a human would have to consume this plant for days on end, with little else in the way of food or water, to become sick. (ehow.com)
  • Like humans, they have to consume a lot of the plant to suffer ill effects, but they can consume much more in a single setting, and are more likely to be exposed to it repeatedly. (ehow.com)
  • Fortunately, if he were to consume parts of a Christmas Cactus plant or flowers (or the plants relative, the Easter Cactus), he would suffer no directly toxic effects. (patrickmahaney.com)
  • Because excess salt is excreted via the kidneys, a bird with mild to moderate kidney dysfunction may consume toxic doses of salt readily. (backyardchickens.com)
  • California
  • In fact, I have propagated my personal collection from larger plants hailing from Washington, Massachusetts, and Northern and Southern California. (patrickmahaney.com)
  • Of these four plants, only my Southern California variety produces the characteristic fuchsia flowers this holiday season (perhaps my green thumb is only a pale minty green? (patrickmahaney.com)
  • Symptoms
  • Here are some specific plants you should keep out of your home/garden if you have pets and the symptoms you should be on the lookout for in case your pet gets into one of them, whether at home or somewhere else. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • indoors
  • In fact, it can be a risk even if your horse is always kept indoors because toxic plants can sometimes accidentally make their way into the hay you buy. (lbemc.com)
  • Horses
  • Being the grazing, foraging animals that horses are, it is no wonder that horse owners get worried about toxic plants. (lbemc.com)
  • Horses usually avoid PA containing plants unless no other food is available. (lbemc.com)
  • In general, horses instinctively stay away from most toxic plants in pasture situations. (msu.edu)
  • Hay can be a challenge because horses can't always sort the toxic plants as they do in pasture situations. (msu.edu)
  • harmful
  • This movie premise may be far-fetched, but scientists say summer is a good time to familiarize yourself with toxic plants that can be harmful to your health. (redorbit.com)
  • Still, if you're of the "safe rather than sorry" frame of mind, you need to know which plants are potentially harmful, and by what degree. (garden.org)
  • The Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) plans to introduce the clean development mechanism (CDM) for the fourth phase of the Jeddah power and desalination plant to reduce harmful gas emissions, a top SWCC official said here Thursday. (arabnews.com)
  • protein
  • Ricin is a toxic compound, which inhibits protein synthesis. (embracepetinsurance.com)
  • By undergoing genetic and cell biology studies in the plant model Arabidopsis thaliana , the researchers found that the ZIF2 gene produces a protein that transports zinc ions into a 'compartment' (the vacuole) of root cells, thus preventing its dispersion to other plant organs. (phys.org)
  • In order to study if the ZIF2 protein was protecting the plant against toxic levels of zinc, plants either lacking ZIF2 or containing increased levels of the protein were generated. (phys.org)
  • This would result in more levels of ZIF2 protein produced and consequently confer more plant protection against zinc. (phys.org)
  • It is the zinc per se that triggers more production of a protein that then acts to retain this heavy metal in the root of plants, avoiding its toxic effects on leaves, flowers, and other aerial parts of the plant. (phys.org)
  • Why this genetic mechanism occurs we don't know, but we hypothesize that it allows plants to save energy, by only producing more levels of the protein when it is really required. (phys.org)
  • poison
  • If any quantity of the plant is ingested, a poison control center or doctor should be contacted immediately. (thedeppeffect.com)
  • My colleagues and I are working on a promising lead for a male birth control pill based on ouabain - a plant extract that African warriors and hunters traditionally used as a heart-stopping poison on their arrows. (empr.com)
  • operate
  • However, concerns about health hazards have created alarms in communities where the plants operate. (freerepublic.com)
  • Lynas, an Australian corporation that is trying to operate a toxic rare earth refinery in Kuantan, Malaysia, failed in its latest attempt to silence criticism from community groups opposed to the refinery. (greenleft.org.au)
  • signs
  • Since Oleander is a cardiotoxic plant, arrhythmias almost always accompany GI signs. (lbemc.com)