PLANTS, or their progeny, whose GENOME has been altered by GENETIC ENGINEERING.
Expanded structures, usually green, of vascular plants, characteristically consisting of a bladelike expansion attached to a stem, and functioning as the principal organ of photosynthesis and transpiration. (American Heritage Dictionary, 2d ed)
Proteins found in plants (flowers, herbs, shrubs, trees, etc.). The concept does not include proteins found in vegetables for which VEGETABLE PROTEINS is available.
The usually underground portions of a plant that serve as support, store food, and through which water and mineral nutrients enter the plant. (From American Heritage Dictionary, 1982; Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
The functional hereditary units of PLANTS.
Concentrated pharmaceutical preparations of plants obtained by removing active constituents with a suitable solvent, which is evaporated away, and adjusting the residue to a prescribed standard.
New immature growth of a plant including stem, leaves, tips of branches, and SEEDLINGS.
Plants whose roots, leaves, seeds, bark, or other constituent parts possess therapeutic, tonic, purgative, curative or other pharmacologic attributes, when administered to man or animals.
Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of plants.
Processes orchestrated or driven by a plethora of genes, plant hormones, and inherent biological timing mechanisms facilitated by secondary molecules, which result in the systematic transformation of plants and plant parts, from one stage of maturity to another.
Plants or plant parts which are harmful to man or other animals.
Basic functional unit of plants.
Parts of plants that usually grow vertically upwards towards the light and support the leaves, buds, and reproductive structures. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
The genetic complement of a plant (PLANTS) as represented in its DNA.
A plant genus of the family BRASSICACEAE that contains ARABIDOPSIS PROTEINS and MADS DOMAIN PROTEINS. The species A. thaliana is used for experiments in classical plant genetics as well as molecular genetic studies in plant physiology, biochemistry, and development.
An organism of the vegetable kingdom suitable by nature for use as a food, especially by human beings. Not all parts of any given plant are edible but all parts of edible plants have been known to figure as raw or cooked food: leaves, roots, tubers, stems, seeds, buds, fruits, and flowers. The most commonly edible parts of plants are FRUIT, usually sweet, fleshy, and succulent. Most edible plants are commonly cultivated for their nutritional value and are referred to as VEGETABLES.
The parts of plants, including SEEDS.
Any of the hormones produced naturally in plants and active in controlling growth and other functions. There are three primary classes: auxins, cytokinins, and gibberellins.
Proteins that originate from plants species belonging to the genus ARABIDOPSIS. The most intensely studied species of Arabidopsis, Arabidopsis thaliana, is commonly used in laboratory experiments.
The inherent or induced capacity of plants to withstand or ward off biological attack by pathogens.
A plant genus of the family SOLANACEAE. Members contain NICOTINE and other biologically active chemicals; its dried leaves are used for SMOKING.
A thin layer of cells forming the outer integument of seed plants and ferns. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Closable openings in the epidermis of plants on the underside of leaves. They allow the exchange of gases between the internal tissues of the plant and the outside atmosphere.
Members of the group of vascular plants which bear flowers. They are differentiated from GYMNOSPERMS by their production of seeds within a closed chamber (OVARY, PLANT). The Angiosperms division is composed of two classes, the monocotyledons (Liliopsida) and dicotyledons (Magnoliopsida). Angiosperms represent approximately 80% of all known living plants.
The encapsulated embryos of flowering plants. They are used as is or for animal feed because of the high content of concentrated nutrients like starches, proteins, and fats. Rapeseed, cottonseed, and sunflower seed are also produced for the oils (fats) they yield.
Poisoning by the ingestion of plants or its leaves, berries, roots or stalks. The manifestations in both humans and animals vary in severity from mild to life threatening. In animals, especially domestic animals, it is usually the result of ingesting moldy or fermented forage.
The loss of water vapor by plants to the atmosphere. It occurs mainly from the leaves through pores (stomata) whose primary function is gas exchange. The water is replaced by a continuous column of water moving upwards from the roots within the xylem vessels. (Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.
A plant species of the family SOLANACEAE, native of South America, widely cultivated for their edible, fleshy, usually red fruit.
The reproductive organs of plants.
A localized proliferation of plant tissue forming a swelling or outgrowth, commonly with a characteristic shape and unlike any organ of the normal plant. Plant tumors or galls usually form in response to the action of a pathogen or a pest. (Holliday, P., A Dictionary of Plant Pathology, 1989, p330)
Complex nucleoprotein structures which contain the genomic DNA and are part of the CELL NUCLEUS of PLANTS.
The above-ground plant without the roots.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
Material prepared from plants.
A plant species of the family POACEAE. It is a tall grass grown for its EDIBLE GRAIN, corn, used as food and animal FODDER.
Very young plant after GERMINATION of SEEDS.
The act of feeding on plants by animals.
Units that convert some other form of energy into electrical energy.
Total mass of all the organisms of a given type and/or in a given area. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990) It includes the yield of vegetative mass produced from any given crop.
The large family of plants characterized by pods. Some are edible and some cause LATHYRISM or FAVISM and other forms of poisoning. Other species yield useful materials like gums from ACACIA and various LECTINS like PHYTOHEMAGGLUTININS from PHASEOLUS. Many of them harbor NITROGEN FIXATION bacteria on their roots. Many but not all species of "beans" belong to this family.
Sugar-rich liquid produced in plant glands called nectaries. It is either produced in flowers or other plant structures, providing a source of attraction for pollinating insects and animals, as well as being a nutrient source to animal mutualists which provide protection of plants against herbivores.
Eighteen-carbon cyclopentyl polyunsaturated fatty acids derived from ALPHA-LINOLENIC ACID via an oxidative pathway analogous to the EICOSANOIDS in animals. Biosynthesis is inhibited by SALICYLATES. A key member, jasmonic acid of PLANTS, plays a similar role to ARACHIDONIC ACID in animals.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
The outer layer of the woody parts of plants.
The relationship between two different species of organisms that are interdependent; each gains benefits from the other or a relationship between different species where both of the organisms in question benefit from the presence of the other.
The synthesis by organisms of organic chemical compounds, especially carbohydrates, from carbon dioxide using energy obtained from light rather than from the oxidation of chemical compounds. Photosynthesis comprises two separate processes: the light reactions and the dark reactions. In higher plants; GREEN ALGAE; and CYANOBACTERIA; NADPH and ATP formed by the light reactions drive the dark reactions which result in the fixation of carbon dioxide. (from Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2001)
Physiological functions characteristic of plants.
A group of alicyclic hydrocarbons with the general formula R-C5H9.
Acetic acid derivatives of the heterocyclic compound indole. (Merck Index, 11th ed)
A plant species of the genus SOLANUM, family SOLANACEAE. The starchy roots are used as food. SOLANINE is found in green parts.
The unconsolidated mineral or organic matter on the surface of the earth that serves as a natural medium for the growth of land plants.
Systems of medicine based on cultural beliefs and practices handed down from generation to generation. The concept includes mystical and magical rituals (SPIRITUAL THERAPIES); PHYTOTHERAPY; and other treatments which may not be explained by modern medicine.
Substances released by PLANTS such as PLANT GUMS and PLANT RESINS.
A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
A compound obtained from the bark of the white willow and wintergreen leaves. It has bacteriostatic, fungicidal, and keratolytic actions.
Knobbed structures formed from and attached to plant roots, especially of LEGUMES, which result from symbiotic infection by nitrogen fixing bacteria such as RHIZOBIUM or FRANKIA. Root nodules are structures related to MYCORRHIZAE formed by symbiotic associations with fungi.
Protein or glycoprotein substances of plant origin that bind to sugar moieties in cell walls or membranes. Some carbohydrate-metabolizing proteins (ENZYMES) from PLANTS also bind to carbohydrates, however they are not considered lectins. Many plant lectins change the physiology of the membrane of BLOOD CELLS to cause agglutination, mitosis, or other biochemical changes. They may play a role in plant defense mechanisms.
The reproductive cells of plants.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
Symbiotic combination (dual organism) of the MYCELIUM of FUNGI with the roots of plants (PLANT ROOTS). The roots of almost all higher plants exhibit this mutually beneficial relationship, whereby the fungus supplies water and mineral salts to the plant, and the plant supplies CARBOHYDRATES to the fungus. There are two major types of mycorrhizae: ectomycorrhizae and endomycorrhizae.
Use of plants or herbs to treat diseases or to alleviate pain.
A large family of narrow-leaved herbaceous grasses of the order Cyperales, subclass Commelinidae, class Liliopsida (monocotyledons). Food grains (EDIBLE GRAIN) come from members of this family. RHINITIS, ALLERGIC, SEASONAL can be induced by POLLEN of many of the grasses.
Plant cell inclusion bodies that contain the photosynthetic pigment CHLOROPHYLL, which is associated with the membrane of THYLAKOIDS. Chloroplasts occur in cells of leaves and young stems of plants. They are also found in some forms of PHYTOPLANKTON such as HAPTOPHYTA; DINOFLAGELLATES; DIATOMS; and CRYPTOPHYTA.
The failure of PLANTS to complete fertilization and obtain seed (SEEDS) as a result of defective POLLEN or ovules, or other aberrations. (Dict. of Plant Genet. and Mol. Biol., 1998)
The fertilizing element of plants that contains the male GAMETOPHYTES.
A plant genus of the family Cruciferae. It contains many species and cultivars used as food including cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, kale, collard greens, MUSTARD PLANT; (B. alba, B. junica, and B. nigra), turnips (BRASSICA NAPUS) and rapeseed (BRASSICA RAPA).
The initial stages of the growth of SEEDS into a SEEDLINGS. The embryonic shoot (plumule) and embryonic PLANT ROOTS (radicle) emerge and grow upwards and downwards respectively. Food reserves for germination come from endosperm tissue within the seed and/or from the seed leaves (COTYLEDON). (Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
A large plant family of the order Asterales, subclass Asteridae, class Magnoliopsida. The family is also known as Compositae. Flower petals are joined near the base and stamens alternate with the corolla lobes. The common name of "daisy" refers to several genera of this family including Aster; CHRYSANTHEMUM; RUDBECKIA; TANACETUM.
The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.
Oils derived from plants or plant products.
The arrangement of two or more amino acid or base sequences from an organism or organisms in such a way as to align areas of the sequences sharing common properties. The degree of relatedness or homology between the sequences is predicted computationally or statistically based on weights assigned to the elements aligned between the sequences. This in turn can serve as a potential indicator of the genetic relatedness between the organisms.
Prolonged dry periods in natural climate cycle. They are slow-onset phenomena caused by rainfall deficit combined with other predisposing factors.
The study of the origin, structure, development, growth, function, genetics, and reproduction of plants.
A kingdom of eukaryotic, heterotrophic organisms that live parasitically as saprobes, including MUSHROOMS; YEASTS; smuts, molds, etc. They reproduce either sexually or asexually, and have life cycles that range from simple to complex. Filamentous fungi, commonly known as molds, refer to those that grow as multicellular colonies.
A variable annual leguminous vine (Pisum sativum) that is cultivated for its rounded smooth or wrinkled edible protein-rich seeds, the seed of the pea, and the immature pods with their included seeds. (From Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, 1973)
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
A plant genus of the family POACEAE that is the source of EDIBLE GRAIN. A hybrid with rye (SECALE CEREALE) is called TRITICALE. The seed is ground into FLOUR and used to make BREAD, and is the source of WHEAT GERM AGGLUTININS.
Abscission-accelerating plant growth substance isolated from young cotton fruit, leaves of sycamore, birch, and other plants, and from potatoes, lemons, avocados, and other fruits.
A class of organic compounds known as STEROLS or STEROIDS derived from plants.
An element with the atomic symbol N, atomic number 7, and atomic weight [14.00643; 14.00728]. Nitrogen exists as a diatomic gas and makes up about 78% of the earth's atmosphere by volume. It is a constituent of proteins and nucleic acids and found in all living cells.
A plant genus of the family POACEAE. The EDIBLE GRAIN, barley, is widely used as food.
A species of gram-negative, fluorescent, phytopathogenic bacteria in the genus PSEUDOMONAS. It is differentiated into approximately 50 pathovars with different plant pathogenicities and host specificities.
A class of plants within the Bryophyta comprising the mosses, which are found in both damp (including freshwater) and drier situations. Mosses possess erect or prostrate leafless stems, which give rise to leafless stalks bearing capsules. Spores formed in the capsules are released and grow to produce new plants. (Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990). Many small plants bearing the name moss are in fact not mosses. The "moss" found on the north side of trees is actually a green alga (CHLOROPHYTA). Irish moss is really a red alga (RHODOPHYTA). Beard lichen (beard moss), Iceland moss, oak moss, and reindeer moss are actually LICHENS. Spanish moss is a common name for both LICHENS and an air plant (TILLANDSIA usneoides) of the pineapple family. Club moss is an evergreen herb of the family LYCOPODIACEAE.
That portion of the electromagnetic spectrum in the visible, ultraviolet, and infrared range.
The capacity of an organism to defend itself against pathological processes or the agents of those processes. This most often involves innate immunity whereby the organism responds to pathogens in a generic way. The term disease resistance is used most frequently when referring to plants.
The protoplasm and plasma membrane of plant, fungal, bacterial or archaeon cells without the CELL WALL.
The process of cumulative change at the level of DNA; RNA; and PROTEINS, over successive generations.
Porphyrin derivatives containing magnesium that act to convert light energy in photosynthetic organisms.
A group of plant cells that are capable of dividing infinitely and whose main function is the production of new growth at the growing tip of a root or stem. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
An annual legume. The SEEDS of this plant are edible and used to produce a variety of SOY FOODS.
A species of gram-negative, aerobic bacteria isolated from soil and the stems, leafs, and roots of plants. Some biotypes are pathogenic and cause the formation of PLANT TUMORS in a wide variety of higher plants. The species is a major research tool in biotechnology.
Self-replicating cytoplasmic organelles of plant and algal cells that contain pigments and may synthesize and accumulate various substances. PLASTID GENOMES are used in phylogenetic studies.
A family (Aphididae) of small insects, in the suborder Sternorrhyncha, that suck the juices of plants. Important genera include Schizaphis and Myzus. The latter is known to carry more than 100 virus diseases between plants.
A genus of gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacteria that activate PLANT ROOT NODULATION in leguminous plants. Members of this genus are nitrogen-fixing and common soil inhabitants.
Woody, usually tall, perennial higher plants (Angiosperms, Gymnosperms, and some Pterophyta) having usually a main stem and numerous branches.
Change brought about to an organisms genetic composition by unidirectional transfer (TRANSFECTION; TRANSDUCTION, GENETIC; CONJUGATION, GENETIC, etc.) and incorporation of foreign DNA into prokaryotic or eukaryotic cells by recombination of part or all of that DNA into the cell's genome.
Organic compounds that have a relatively high VAPOR PRESSURE at room temperature.
A creeping annual plant species of the CUCURBITACEAE family. It has a rough succulent, trailing stem and hairy leaves with three to five pointed lobes.
Plant hormones that promote the separation of daughter cells after mitotic division of a parent cell. Frequently they are purine derivatives.
A technique for growing plants in culture solutions rather than in soil. The roots are immersed in an aerated solution containing the correct proportions of essential mineral salts. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
Any of several BRASSICA species that are commonly called mustard. Brassica alba is white mustard, B. juncea is brown or Chinese mustard, and B. nigra is black, brown, or red mustard. The plant is grown both for mustard seed from which oil is extracted or used as SPICES, and for its greens used as VEGETABLES or ANIMAL FEED. There is no relationship to MUSTARD COMPOUNDS.
The unfavorable effect of environmental factors (stressors) on the physiological functions of an organism. Prolonged unresolved physiological stress can affect HOMEOSTASIS of the organism, and may lead to damaging or pathological conditions.
A large order of insects characterized by having the mouth parts adapted to piercing or sucking. It is comprised of four suborders: HETEROPTERA, Auchenorrhyncha, Sternorrhyncha, and Coleorrhyncha.
A clear, odorless, tasteless liquid that is essential for most animal and plant life and is an excellent solvent for many substances. The chemical formula is hydrogen oxide (H2O). (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
An endosymbiont that is either a bacterium or fungus living part of its life in a plant. Endophytes can benefit host plants by preventing pathogenic organisms from colonizing them.
The variety of all native living organisms and their various forms and interrelationships.
A plant family of the order Solanales, subclass Asteridae. Among the most important are POTATOES; TOMATOES; CAPSICUM (green and red peppers); TOBACCO; and BELLADONNA.
The non-genetic biological changes of an organism in response to challenges in its ENVIRONMENT.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
A set of genes descended by duplication and variation from some ancestral gene. Such genes may be clustered together on the same chromosome or dispersed on different chromosomes. Examples of multigene families include those that encode the hemoglobins, immunoglobulins, histocompatibility antigens, actins, tubulins, keratins, collagens, heat shock proteins, salivary glue proteins, chorion proteins, cuticle proteins, yolk proteins, and phaseolins, as well as histones, ribosomal RNA, and transfer RNA genes. The latter three are examples of reiterated genes, where hundreds of identical genes are present in a tandem array. (King & Stanfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
A division of the plant kingdom. Bryophyta contains the subdivision, Musci, which contains the classes: Andreaeopsida, BRYOPSIDA, and SPHAGNOPSIDA.
Seedless nonflowering plants of the class Filicinae. They reproduce by spores that appear as dots on the underside of feathery fronds. In earlier classifications the Pteridophyta included the club mosses, horsetails, ferns, and various fossil groups. In more recent classifications, pteridophytes and spermatophytes (seed-bearing plants) are classified in the Subkingdom Tracheobionta (also known as Tracheophyta).
The physical distribution of plants in various forms and stages of development through time and space.
A phylum of fungi which have cross-walls or septa in the mycelium. The perfect state is characterized by the formation of a saclike cell (ascus) containing ascospores. Most pathogenic fungi with a known perfect state belong to this phylum.
Single-stranded complementary DNA synthesized from an RNA template by the action of RNA-dependent DNA polymerase. cDNA (i.e., complementary DNA, not circular DNA, not C-DNA) is used in a variety of molecular cloning experiments as well as serving as a specific hybridization probe.
Plant tissue that carries water up the root and stem. Xylem cell walls derive most of their strength from LIGNIN. The vessels are similar to PHLOEM sieve tubes but lack companion cells and do not have perforated sides and pores.
A class of plant growth hormone isolated from cultures of Gibberella fujikuroi, a fungus causing Bakanae disease in rice. There are many different members of the family as well as mixtures of multiple members; all are diterpenoid acids based on the gibberellane skeleton.
A plant species of the family FABACEAE widely cultivated for ANIMAL FEED.
Gymnosperms are a group of vascular plants whose seeds are not enclosed by a ripened ovary (fruit), in contrast to ANGIOSPERMS whose seeds are surrounded by an ovary wall. The seeds of many gymnosperms (literally, "naked seed") are borne in cones and are not visible. Taxonomists now recognize four distinct divisions of extant gymnospermous plants (CONIFEROPHYTA; CYCADOPHYTA; GINKGOPHYTA; and GNETOPHYTA).
Facilities that convert NUCLEAR ENERGY into electrical energy.
The fleshy or dry ripened ovary of a plant, enclosing the seed or seeds.
The outermost layer of a cell in most PLANTS; BACTERIA; FUNGI; and ALGAE. The cell wall is usually a rigid structure that lies external to the CELL MEMBRANE, and provides a protective barrier against physical or chemical agents.
A plant genus of the family Plantaginaceae. The small plants usually have a dense tuft of basal leaves and long, leafless stalks bearing a terminal spike of small flowers. The seeds, known as PSYLLIUM, swell in water and are used as laxatives. The leaves have been used medicinally.
A system of traditional medicine which is based on the beliefs and practices of the African peoples. It includes treatment by medicinal plants and other materia medica as well as by the ministrations of diviners, medicine men, witch doctors, and sorcerers.
A plant genus in the family LILIACEAE (sometimes placed in Asparagaceae) that contains ECDYSTEROIDS and is an ingredient of Siotone. The shoots are used as a vegetable and the roots are used in FOLK MEDICINE.
A part of the embryo in a seed plant. The number of cotyledons is an important feature in classifying plants. In seeds without an endosperm, they store food which is used in germination. In some plants, they emerge above the soil surface and become the first photosynthetic leaves. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
The mint plant family. They are characteristically aromatic, and many of them are cultivated for their oils. Most have square stems, opposite leaves, and two-lipped, open-mouthed, tubular corollas (united petals), with five-lobed, bell-like calyxes (united sepals).
The study of the actions and properties of medicinal agents, often derived from PLANTS, indigenous to populations or ETHNIC GROUPS.
The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in the soil. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.
A test used to determine whether or not complementation (compensation in the form of dominance) will occur in a cell with a given mutant phenotype when another mutant genome, encoding the same mutant phenotype, is introduced into that cell.
A plant genus of the family CUCURBITACEAE, order Violales, subclass Dilleniidae, which includes pumpkin, gourd and squash.
A genus herbs of the Asteraceae family. The SEEDS yield oil and are used as food and animal feed; the roots of Helianthus tuberosus (Jerusalem artichoke) are edible.
The region of the stem beneath the stalks of the seed leaves (cotyledons) and directly above the young root of the embryo plant. It grows rapidly in seedlings showing epigeal germination and lifts the cotyledons above the soil surface. In this region (the transition zone) the arrangement of vascular bundles in the root changes to that of the stem. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.
A genus of gram negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacteria found in soil, plants, and marine mud.
A plant genus in the family FABACEAE which is the source of edible beans and the lectin PHYTOHEMAGGLUTININS.
A genus of PLANT VIRUSES, in the family CAULIMOVIRIDAE, that are transmitted by APHIDS in a semipersistent manner. Aphid-borne transmission of some caulimoviruses requires certain virus-coded proteins termed transmission factors.
A plant species of the family BRASSICACEAE best known for the edible roots.
A plant species of the family FABACEAE used to study GENETICS because it is DIPLOID, self fertile, has a small genome, and short generation time.
The relationship between an invertebrate and another organism (the host), one of which lives at the expense of the other. Traditionally excluded from definition of parasites are pathogenic BACTERIA; FUNGI; VIRUSES; and PLANTS; though they may live parasitically.
The interactions between a host and a pathogen, usually resulting in disease.
A nonmetallic element with atomic symbol C, atomic number 6, and atomic weight [12.0096; 12.0116]. It may occur as several different allotropes including DIAMOND; CHARCOAL; and GRAPHITE; and as SOOT from incompletely burned fuel.
A mitosporic Leotiales fungal genus of plant pathogens. It has teleomorphs in the genus Botryotina.
Higher plants that live primarily in terrestrial habitats, although some are secondarily aquatic. Most obtain their energy from PHOTOSYNTHESIS. They comprise the vascular and non-vascular plants.
Any of the various plants of the genus Lactuca, especially L. sativa, cultivated for its edible leaves. (From American Heritage Dictionary, 2d ed)
Eukaryotes in the group STRAMENOPILES, formerly considered FUNGI, whose exact taxonomic level is unsettled. Many consider Oomycetes (Oomycota) a phylum in the kingdom Stramenopila, or alternatively, as Pseudofungi in the phylum Heterokonta of the kingdom Chromista. They are morphologically similar to fungi but have no close phylogenetic relationship to them. Oomycetes are found in both fresh and salt water as well as in terrestrial environments. (Alexopoulos et al., Introductory Mycology, 4th ed, pp683-4). They produce flagellated, actively motile spores (zoospores) that are pathogenic to many crop plants and FISHES.
Short sequences (generally about 10 base pairs) of DNA that are complementary to sequences of messenger RNA and allow reverse transcriptases to start copying the adjacent sequences of mRNA. Primers are used extensively in genetic and molecular biology techniques.
A family of sterols commonly found in plants and plant oils. Alpha-, beta-, and gamma-isomers have been characterized.
Adaptation to a new environment or to a change in the old.
A plant species of the family APIACEAE that is widely cultivated for the edible yellow-orange root. The plant has finely divided leaves and flat clusters of small white flowers.
The determination of the pattern of genes expressed at the level of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION, under specific circumstances or in a specific cell.
The spurge family of flowering plants, in the order Euphorbiales, contains some 7,500 species in 275 genera. The family consists of annual and perennial herbs and woody shrubs or trees.
The science, art or practice of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock.
Non-native organisms brought into a region, habitat, or ECOSYSTEM by human activity.
The total process by which organisms produce offspring. (Stedman, 25th ed)
The gourd plant family of the order Violales, subclass Dilleniidae, class Magnoliopsida. It is sometimes placed in its own order, Cucurbitales. 'Melon' generally refers to CUCUMIS; CITRULLUS; or MOMORDICA.
Genotypic differences observed among individuals in a population.
Plant proteins that mediate LIGHT SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION. They are involved in PHOTOTROPISM and other light adaption responses during plant growth and development . They include the phototropins, phytochromes (PHYTOCHROME), and members of the ubiquitous cryptochrome family.
A plant genus of the family LAMIACEAE best known for the thyme spice added to foods.
A mitosporic Hypocreales fungal genus, various species of which are important parasitic pathogens of plants and a variety of vertebrates. Teleomorphs include GIBBERELLA.
A group of FLAVONOIDS derived from FLAVONOLS, which lack the ketone oxygen at the 4-position. They are glycosylated versions of cyanidin, pelargonidin or delphinidin. The conjugated bonds result in blue, red, and purple colors in flowers of plants.
A plant genus of the family POACEAE. The grain is used for FOOD and for ANIMAL FEED. This should not be confused with KAFFIR LIME or with KEFIR milk product.
Pesticides used to destroy unwanted vegetation, especially various types of weeds, grasses (POACEAE), and woody plants. Some plants develop HERBICIDE RESISTANCE.
Cellular processes in biosynthesis (anabolism) and degradation (catabolism) of CARBOHYDRATES.
Proteins found in any species of bacterium.
A sequence of amino acids in a polypeptide or of nucleotides in DNA or RNA that is similar across multiple species. A known set of conserved sequences is represented by a CONSENSUS SEQUENCE. AMINO ACID MOTIFS are often composed of conserved sequences.
A plant family of the order Arales, subclass Arecidae, class Liliopsida (monocot). Many members contain OXALIC ACID and calcium oxalate (OXALATES).
The process in certain BACTERIA; FUNGI; and CYANOBACTERIA converting free atmospheric NITROGEN to biologically usable forms of nitrogen, such as AMMONIA; NITRATES; and amino compounds.
A plant genus of the family ROSACEAE known for the edible fruit.
A carboxy-lyase that plays a key role in photosynthetic carbon assimilation in the CALVIN-BENSON CYCLE by catalyzing the formation of 3-phosphoglycerate from ribulose 1,5-biphosphate and CARBON DIOXIDE. It can also utilize OXYGEN as a substrate to catalyze the synthesis of 2-phosphoglycolate and 3-phosphoglycerate in a process referred to as photorespiration.
Substituted thioglucosides. They are found in rapeseed (Brassica campestris) products and related cruciferae. They are metabolized to a variety of toxic products which are most likely the cause of hepatocytic necrosis in animals and humans.
The most abundant natural aromatic organic polymer found in all vascular plants. Lignin together with cellulose and hemicellulose are the major cell wall components of the fibers of all wood and grass species. Lignin is composed of coniferyl, p-coumaryl, and sinapyl alcohols in varying ratios in different plant species. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
INSECTS of the order Coleoptera, containing over 350,000 species in 150 families. They possess hard bodies and their mouthparts are adapted for chewing.
The process of germ cell development in plants, from the primordial PLANT GERM CELLS to the mature haploid PLANT GAMETES.
Mutagenesis where the mutation is caused by the introduction of foreign DNA sequences into a gene or extragenic sequence. This may occur spontaneously in vivo or be experimentally induced in vivo or in vitro. Proviral DNA insertions into or adjacent to a cellular proto-oncogene can interrupt GENETIC TRANSLATION of the coding sequences or interfere with recognition of regulatory elements and cause unregulated expression of the proto-oncogene resulting in tumor formation.
Flammable, amorphous, vegetable products of secretion or disintegration, usually formed in special cavities of plants. They are generally insoluble in water and soluble in alcohol, carbon tetrachloride, ether, or volatile oils. They are fusible and have a conchoidal fracture. They are the oxidation or polymerization products of the terpenes, and are mixtures of aromatic acids and esters. Most are soft and sticky, but harden after exposure to cold. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed & Dorland, 28th ed)
A phylum of fungi that produce their sexual spores (basidiospores) on the outside of the basidium. It includes forms commonly known as mushrooms, boletes, puffballs, earthstars, stinkhorns, bird's-nest fungi, jelly fungi, bracket or shelf fungi, and rust and smut fungi.
Degree of saltiness, which is largely the OSMOLAR CONCENTRATION of SODIUM CHLORIDE plus any other SALTS present. It is an ecological factor of considerable importance, influencing the types of organisms that live in an ENVIRONMENT.
The absence of light.
Interruption or suppression of the expression of a gene at transcriptional or translational levels.
A ubiquitous sodium salt that is commonly used to season food.
High molecular weight polysaccharides present in the cell walls of all plants. Pectins cement cell walls together. They are used as emulsifiers and stabilizers in the food industry. They have been tried for a variety of therapeutic uses including as antidiarrheals, where they are now generally considered ineffective, and in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia.
Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of bacteria.
One of the three domains of life (the others being Eukarya and ARCHAEA), also called Eubacteria. They are unicellular prokaryotic microorganisms which generally possess rigid cell walls, multiply by cell division, and exhibit three principal forms: round or coccal, rodlike or bacillary, and spiral or spirochetal. Bacteria can be classified by their response to OXYGEN: aerobic, anaerobic, or facultatively anaerobic; by the mode by which they obtain their energy: chemotrophy (via chemical reaction) or PHOTOTROPHY (via light reaction); for chemotrophs by their source of chemical energy: CHEMOLITHOTROPHY (from inorganic compounds) or chemoorganotrophy (from organic compounds); and by their source for CARBON; NITROGEN; etc.; HETEROTROPHY (from organic sources) or AUTOTROPHY (from CARBON DIOXIDE). They can also be classified by whether or not they stain (based on the structure of their CELL WALLS) with CRYSTAL VIOLET dye: gram-negative or gram-positive.
RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.
A plant species of the genus VICIA, family FABACEAE. The edible beans are well known but they cause FAVISM in some individuals with GLUCOSEPHOSPHATE DEHYDROGENASE DEFICIENCY. This plant contains vicine, convicine, Vicia lectins, unknown seed protein, AAP2 transport protein, and Vicia faba DNA-binding protein 1.
Large and highly vacuolated cells possessing many chloroplasts occuring in the interior cross-section of leaves, juxtaposed between the epidermal layers.
The external elements and conditions which surround, influence, and affect the life and development of an organism or population.
A blue-green biliprotein widely distributed in the plant kingdom.
A plant family of the order Selaginellales, class Lycopodiopsida, division Lycopodiophyta, subkingdom Tracheobionta. Members contain bilobetin. The rarely used common name of resurrection plant is mainly used with CRATEROSTIGMA.
Endogenous substances, usually proteins, which are effective in the initiation, stimulation, or termination of the genetic transcription process.
A monocot family within the order Liliales. This family is divided by some botanists into other families such as Convallariaceae, Hyacinthaceae and Amaryllidaceae. Amaryllidaceae, which have inferior ovaries, includes CRINUM; GALANTHUS; LYCORIS; and NARCISSUS and are known for AMARYLLIDACEAE ALKALOIDS.
Substances or mixtures that are added to the soil to supply nutrients or to make available nutrients already present in the soil, in order to increase plant growth and productivity.
The ability of organisms to sense and adapt to high concentrations of salt in their growth environment.
Partial cDNA (DNA, COMPLEMENTARY) sequences that are unique to the cDNAs from which they were derived.
Recombinant proteins produced by the GENETIC TRANSLATION of fused genes formed by the combination of NUCLEIC ACID REGULATORY SEQUENCES of one or more genes with the protein coding sequences of one or more genes.
Directed modification of the gene complement of a living organism by such techniques as altering the DNA, substituting genetic material by means of a virus, transplanting whole nuclei, transplanting cell hybrids, etc.
A plant genus of the family RUTACEAE. They bear the familiar citrus fruits including oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and limes. There are many hybrids which makes the nomenclature confusing.
A cluster of FLOWERS (as opposed to a solitary flower) arranged on a main stem of a plant.
Substances found in PLANTS that have antigenic activity.
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ISCBC Plants & Animals. 2020-02-10. Retrieved 2020-12-27. "English Ivy". Invasive Species Council of British Columbia. 2020-02- ... Like other invasive vines such as kudzu, H. helix can grow to choke out other plants and create "ivy deserts". State- and ... Ivy should not be planted or encouraged in areas where it is invasive. Where it is established, it is very difficult to control ... NCCPG Plant Heritage: The common ivy[permanent dead link] "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July ...
... microscopic aquatic plants and animals). Macrophytes (aquatic plants). The study found that "Medicine Lake does not meet ... Following a DNR survey in 2018, the invasive species was found to live in about 14 acres of the lake. The Association of ... "Invasive starry stonewort found in Medicine Lake". Retrieved 2018-10-30. "Starry stonewort confirmed in Medicine Lake in ... A Three Rivers Park District watercraft inspector discovered the plant on a boat propeller after it was pulled from the lake. ...
Australian Weeds Committee, Invasive Plants and Animals Committee. Retrieved 6 September 2018. Guix, Juan Carlos; Ruiz, Xavier ... "IPA-Cocos-Queen-Palm-PP73" (PDF). Invasive plant and animal fact sheets. Biosecurity Queensland. 2016. Retrieved 5 September ... invasive plant', and discourages home-owners from planting it, but it is not prohibited or restricted, or a declared weed. ... IPNI Plant Name Details. International Plant Names Index. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, The Harvard University Herbaria, and ...
"Hound's-Tongue -". Invasive Species Council of British Columbia , ISCBC Plants & Animals. 2020-02-10. Retrieved 2020-12-14. ... Cynoglossum officinale at USDA PLANTS Database "Invasive Species: Houndstongue". United States National Agricultural Library. " ... Herbalists use the plant for piles, lung diseases, persistent coughs, baldness, sores, and ulcers but the effectiveness of all ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Species Profile - Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale), National Invasive Species ...
Ardron, Paul A. (2009). Rotherham, Ian (ed.). Exotic and Invasive Plants and Animals. International Urban Ecology Review. 4. ... Plants are readily propagated by cuttings or seed, although propagation by cuttings is required to ensure the new plants have ... "Grevillea juniperina". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian ... "A Short History of the Cultivation of Grevillea in England". Australian Plants online. Australian Native Plants Society ( ...
Invasive Species Council of British Columbia , ISCBC Plants & Animals. 2020-02-10. Retrieved 2020-12-27. "Washington State ... Holly is dioecious, meaning that there are male plants and female plants. The sex cannot be determined until the plants begin ... It has been placed on the Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board's monitor list, and is a Class C invasive plant in ... "RHS Plant Selector Ilex aquifolium 'J.C. van Tol' (f) AGM / RHS Gardening". Retrieved 2020-09-16. "RHS Plant ...
Invasive plant species such as English ivy have made the habitat simpler and less supportive of native insects and the ... Roads in the area severely hamper the movement of large animals. Multnomah County has designated Northwest Cornell Road and ... invasive plants; loose dogs; fire risk; increasing rates of tree death; lack of rule enforcement, and lack of money. In 2010, ... More than 112 bird species and 62 mammal species frequent the park and its wide variety of trees and shade-loving plants. About ...
Many exotic plants and animals have been introduced to the islands. A few are invasive. Plantations of Pinus pinaster and ... Madeira has about 1,226 native species of vascular plants. 66 vascular plant species are endemic to the islands, including two ... Understory plants include the giant cranesbill Geranium maderense, the Madeiran squill (Scilla madeirensis), and the endemic ... Other coastal plant communities include low shrubland, perennial grassland, and annual grassland. The laurissilva forests of ...
Leland, John (2005). Aliens in the Backyard: Plant and Animal Imports Into America. University of South Carolina Press. p. 70. ... They are now regarded as invasive weeds which occupy extensive areas across southern Australia and are considered 'Weeds of ... "The International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 6 May 2021.. *^ a b c Mabberley, D.J. 1997. The Plant Book, Cambridge University ... Monographic Series of the American Society of Plant Taxonomists. Systematic Botany Monographs. American Society of Plant ...
... target plants often exist in a plant community with many desirable plants. The challenge is to select the correct animal, ... Targeted grazing can rival traditional herbicide and mechanical control methods for invasive plants from invasive forb to ... Target plant palatability depends on the grazing animals inherited and developed plant preferences (i.e. the shape of sheep and ... Finally, management objectives, target plant species, weather, topography, plant physiology, and associated plant communities ...
Domesticated plants and animals of Austronesia "Hedychium coronarium". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal ... Additionally, it is invasive in South Africa, where it is a declared weed, and propagation of plant material is considered ... Cite journal requires ,journal= (help) "Ornamental plants as Invasive Aliens: Problems and Solutions in Kruger National Park, ... The plant has become naturalized in the cool rainy mountains in Sierra del Rosario, Pinar del Rio Province in the west, the ...
Mallee Invasive Plants and Animals Management Strategy. Bennet, Martin (September 2010), "Raak Plain Truck Wreck", DeviantArt, ... Mallee Invasive Plants and Animals Management Strategy, Mallee Catchment Management Authority, 19 March 2012, ISBN 978-1-920777 ... Threatened plants include Bead Glasswort (Tecticornia flabelliformis), Purple Swainson-pea (Swainsona purpurea), Mallee ...
Gibbons, Whit; Haynes, Robert R.; Geller, Robert J. (1990). Poisonous Plants and Venomous Animals of Alabama and Adjoining ... "Senna obtusifolia (sicklepod)". CABI-Invasive Species Compendium. 21 November 2019. Retrieved 20 December 2020. ... The plant's seeds are a commercial source of cassia gum, a food additive usually used as a thickener and named for the Chinese ... Kawal, a protein-rich meat substitute eaten in Sudan, is produced by crushing the leaves of the plant into a paste which is ...
Some of the invasive weeds and plants found in the New England region include: *Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus), competes with ... Common animals that may be encountered across the New England region include: kangaroos, echidnas, wallabies, possums and ... Pest animals in the New England region include, foxes, rabbits, feral goats and feral pigs. ...
"Brazil Struggles to Control Invasive Animals and Plants". Environment News Service. 2005-10-05. Retrieved 2007-11-28. Instituto ... There have been more than 300 documented invasive species in Brazil. It is estimated that invasive species cost Brazil around $ ... of smuggled animal wildlife and that it is incredibly easy to successfully smuggle animals throughout Brazil. Native wildlife ... Of the 202 endangered animals in Brazil, 171 are in the Atlantic Forest. The Amazon rainforest has been under direct threat of ...
"A weed in waiting". Introduced Plants & Animals of Victoria. Viridans. Retrieved 2009-09-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter ( ... Disa bracteata is classified as invasive in Australia. In sites where D. bracteata has invaded, there have been up to 80 ... "Climatic niche shift and possible future spread of the invasive South African Orchid Disa bracteata in Australia and adjacent ...
"Wild Plants and Animals Protected". About Agriculture/Production/Crops - Weeds/Invasive Alien Plant Program. Government of ... "Wild Plants and Animals Protected". About Government/News Releases/March 1999/Wild Plants and Animals Protected. Government of ... The native flora of the Saskatchewan includes vascular plants, plus additional species of other plants and plant-like organisms ... "Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre". About Government/News Releases/March 1999/Wild Plants and Animals Protected. 2008. ...
ISBN 978-0-7748-0728-9. Booy, O.; Wade, M.; Roy, H. (2015). Field Guide to Invasive Plants and Animals in Britain. London, UK: ... Europe, in comparison, has lower diversity in plant and animal species. However, many national parks and protected reserves in ... In the 1979 book The Animals of Farthing Wood, The Great White Stag is the leader of all the animals. Deer of various types ... Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences. 21 (4): 830-5. van der Made, J.; Morales, J.; Sen, S.; Aslan, F. (2002). "The first camel ...
Increasing the spread of invasive plants by pollinating them. The emerald furrow bee has been noted to prefer introduced plants ... Transmitting parasites and pathogens to native plants and animals; Disrupting native plant pollination. ... Because introduced bees may compete with native animals, disrupt plant pollination and transmit parasites and pathogens, ... Invasive Species Council of Australia. 2014. Biosecurity Failures in Australia: Emerald Furrow Bees. Web: ...
Numerous invasive plants live along the Saw Mill River. Porcelain berry is a vine with white berries that wraps around native ... They eat low-lying plants, shrubs, and tree saplings, reducing the food supply for smaller animals. The deer also collide with ... Other native plants include evening primrose, an invasive species in Europe, and wild lettuce. List of rivers of New York Daft ... On September 25-26, 2009, the Saw Mill River Coalition organized a BioBlitz to catalog species of plant life, animal life, ...
"Wild Plants and Animals Protected". About Agriculture/Production/Crops - Weeds/Invasive Alien Plant Program. Government of ... "Wild Plants and Animals Protected". About Government/News Releases/March 1999/Wild Plants and Animals Protected. Government of ... Other plants have medicinal qualities. The harvest of various plants varies. Shoots, and leaves of some plants are harvested, ... The native flora of Saskatchewan includes vascular plants, plus additional species of other plants and plant-like organisms ...
United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Fruit Fly Exclusion and Detection Program ( ... It is an invasive species to the US. The first record of these flies spotted outside of their native habitat of Mexico and ... "Fruit Flies Quarantine Information". United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. ... "Fruit Flies Quarantine Information". United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. ...
The plant is rejected by herbivorous animals. Variegated cultivars of Hedera algeriensis are widely used in gardening. It ... It may be a noxious weed or be invasive. It requires consistently moist soil, but is more resistant to environmental dryness ... The plant contains the glycoside hederagenin, mostly in the leaves and berries, which could cause a mild toxicosis. If these ... Taxonomania 11:1-26 "RHS Plant Selector - Hedera algeriensis 'Ravensholst'". Retrieved 20 June 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged ...
Invasive, not-native plants such as rhododendron should be removed. Wet woodland should be left alone where possible, allowing ... Animal feed should not be placed on this habitat because its detritus and animal dung would enrich the soil. Where necessary, ... allowing plants and animals to proliferate. Where appropriate, woodland may be protected from livestock by fencing, it may be ... The plants on both wet and dry upland heath have developed a requirement for acidic and nutrient-poor soil, which is at least ...
Journal of Animal Ecology. 54 (3). Coombs, E. M., et al., Eds. (2004). Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United ... but long-term population success has only been confirmed on the North American native plant Senecio triangularis. Other plant ... Like many other brightly coloured moths, it is unpalatable; the larvae use members of the genus Senecio as food plants. Many ... The larvae absorb toxic and bitter tasting alkaloid substances from the food plants, and assimilate them, becoming unpalatable ...
In a detrital web, plant and animal matter is broken down by decomposers, e.g., bacteria and fungi, and moves to detritivores ... Invasive species. *Latitudinal gradients in species diversity. *Minimum viable population. *Neutral theory ... Elton CS (1927) Animal Ecology. Republished 2001. University of Chicago Press. *^ Allee, W. C. (1932). Animal life and social ... "Plant-animal mutualistic networks: The architecture of biodiversity" (PDF). Annu. Rev. Ecol. Evol. Syst. 38: 567-569. doi: ...
The leaf is a vital source of energy production for the plant, and plants have evolved protection against animals that consume ... Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. 2009. Retrieved 8 ... 2011) [1984-2000]. The European Garden Flora, Flowering Plants: A Manual for the Identification of Plants Cultivated in Europe ... Esau, Katherine (2006) [1953]. Evert, Ray F (ed.). Esau's Plant Anatomy: Meristems, Cells, and Tissues of the Plant Body: Their ...
... animal matter and 63.0% plant matter, while laying females ate 71.9% animal matter and only 28.1% plant matter.[66] Plants ... The mallard is considered an invasive species in New Zealand,[22]:505 where it competes with the local New Zealand grey duck, ... eat water plants and small animals, and are social animals preferring to congregate in groups or flocks of varying sizes. This ... animal matter and 62.4% plant matter, most notably the grass Echinochloa crus-galli, and nonlaying females ate 37.0% ...
Other animals[edit]. Acne can occur on cats,[198] dogs,[199] and horses.[200][201] ... minimally invasive approaches". American Journal of Clinical Dermatology (Review). 13 (5): 331-40. doi:10.2165/11631410- ... Numerous other plant-derived therapies have demonstrated positive effects against acne (e.g., basil oil and oligosaccharides ... which has been shown in animal studies, and the caution that "Unnecessary use of this drug should be avoided."[77][119] ...
Invasive plant species in Australia. *Invasive plant species in New Zealand. Hidden categories: *Articles with 'species' ... to provide food for grazing animals. The feathery flower head plumes, when dried, are widely used in flower arrangements and ... "RHS Plant Selector - Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'". Retrieved 16 June 2013.. *^ "RHS Plant Selector - Cortaderia selloana ' ... "RHS Plant Selector - Cortaderia selloana 'Aureolinata'". Retrieved 16 June 2013.. *^ " ...
Plant. Hacrobia. Heterokont. Alveolata. Rhizaria. Excavata. Amoebozoa. Opisthokonta Animal. Fungi). Rhodophyta. (red algae). * ... In parts of South Africa, maritime pine (Pinus pinaster), patula pine (P. patula) and radiata pine have been declared invasive ... They are gymnosperms, cone-bearing seed plants. All extant conifers are perennial woody plants with secondary growth. The great ... Seed germinates and seedling grows into a mature plant.. *When the plant is mature, it produces cones and the cycle continues. ...
Extinctions in Australia continued from original settlement until today in both plants and animals, whilst many more animals ... See also: Invasive species in Australia, Land clearing in Australia, and Fire-stick farming ... The Holocene extinction is mainly caused by human activities.[5][11][25][39] Extinction of animals, plants, and other organisms ... The use of certain plants and animals for food has also resulted in their extinction, including silphium and the passenger ...
Nellis, David W (1997). Poisonous Plants and Animals of Florida and the Caribbean. Pineapple Press Inc. p. 227. ISBN 978-1- ... It is considered invasive in New Caledonia, where it was likely introduced in 1900[7]. ... "Plant Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2009-12-09.. *^ D. C. Ayres, ed. (1994). Dictionary of Natural Products. 7. CRC ... Garrett, Howard (1996). Howard Garrett's Plants for Texas. University of Texas Press. p. 140. ISBN 978-0-292-72788-5. .. ...
The Spanish built 20 additional missions in California.[17] Their introduction of European invasive plant species and non- ... the natives revitalized patches of land and provided fresh shoots to attract food animals. A form of fire-stick farming was ... Their diet includes fish, shellfish, deer, elk, and antelope, and plants such as buckeye, sage seed, and yampah (Perideridia ... and wetlands to ensure availability of food and medicine plants. They controlled fire on a regional scale to create a low- ...
Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the Eastern United States. USDA Forest Service. Forest Health Technology Enterprise ... Many of these have sticky seed coats, assisting long distance dispersal by animals, and this may also explain several ... These inhibit the germination of most competing plants and kill beneficial soil fungi needed by many plants, such as many tree ... "The Plant List.. *^ Turini TA, Daugovish O, Koike ST, Natwick ET, Ploeg A, Dara SK, Fennimore SA, Joseph S, LeStrange M, Smith ...
The Daniel Fast resembles the vegan diet in that it excludes foods of animal origin.[19] The passages strongly suggest that the ... 2006). "Low-fat dietary pattern and risk of invasive breast cancer: the Women's Health Initiative Randomized Controlled Dietary ... between animal fat intake and coronary heart disease (table 4). A long term study that monitored 43,396 Swedish women however ...
9.1 Pest of crop plants *9.1.1 Invasive presence in Africa. *9.2 Responses ... "Southern and Eastern African countries agree on urgent actions to tackle armyworm and other crop pests and animal diseases". ... "The Plant Cell Online. 12 (7): 1031-1040. doi:10.1105/tpc.12.7.1031. ISSN 1040-4651. PMC 149047. PMID 10899972.. ... but the species has been noted to consume over 80 different plants.[11] Armyworms earned their common name by eating all plant ...
In P.W. Price, T.M. Liwinsohn, G.W. Fernandes, and W.W. Benson (eds.), Plant-animal Interactions: Evolutionary Ecology in ... or forced to coexist with an invasive species that is introduced to the ecosystem. Species introductions to a foreign ecosystem ... If the prey species is herbivorous, then their initial release and exploitation of the plants may result in a loss of plant ... biodiversity in the area.[2] If other organisms in the ecosystem also depend upon these plants as food resources, then these ...
Such invasive species may be either plants or animals and may disrupt by dominating a region, wilderness areas, particular ... This includes non-native invasive plant species labeled as exotic pest plants and invasive exotics growing in native plant ... Invasive species can change the functions of ecosystems. For example, invasive plants can alter the fire regime (cheatgrass, ... Invasive plant pathogens and insect vectors for plant diseases can also suppress agricultural yields and nursery stock. Citrus ...
"County-level distribution map from the North American Plant Atlas (NAPA). Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2014.. ... Black cherry is a leading cause of livestock illness,[citation needed] and grazing animals' access to it should be limited. ... It has acted as an invasive species there, negatively affecting forest community biodiversity and regeneration.[17][18] ... "Plant Physiology. 106 (2): 437-445. doi:10.1104/pp.106.2.437. PMC 159548. PMID 12232341.. ...
Microcystins are cyclic peptides and can be very toxic for plants and animals including humans. They bioaccumulate in the liver ... They flourish in Arctic and Antarctic lakes,[12] hotsprings[13] and wastewater treatment plants.[14] They even inhabit the fur ... Skulberg OM (1996) "Terrestrial and limnic algae and cyanobacteria". In: A Catalogue of Svalvard Plants, Fungi, Algae and ... They present health risks for wild and domestic animals as well as humans, and in many areas pose major challenges for the ...
... wild-caught animal and plant species. In 1975, 24 parrot species were included on Appendix I, thus prohibiting commercial ... Trapping wild parrots for the pet trade, as well as hunting, habitat loss, and competition from invasive species, has ... "In Defense of Animals. Retrieved 1 August 2016.. *^ Kelly, Denise; Rae, Joan; Menzel, Krista (2007). "The True Nature of ... The journal Animal Cognition stated that some birds preferred to work alone, while others like to work together as with grey ...
Biomass is derived from plant materials, but can also include animal materials. ... Animal gut bacteria[edit]. Microbial gastrointestinal flora in a variety of animals have shown potential for the production of ... Current plant design does not provide for converting the lignin portion of plant raw materials to fuel components by ... Plant Research International (2012-03-08). "JATROPT (Jatropha curcas): Applied and technical research into plant properties". ...
Journal of Animal Ecology, 77(6), 1092-1098. *^ Salo, P. (2009). On lethal and nonlethal impacts of native, alien and ... power plant, Central Norway, lack behavioral flight responses to wind turbines. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 37(1), 66-74. ... was introduced as a furbearer to Finland but then became an invasive pest, as a fast-breeding killer that threatens many native ... Wood, Gerald (1983). The Guinness Book of Animal Facts and Feats. ISBN 978-0-85112-235-9. .. ...
Invasive spieces. *Effects on plant biodiversity. *Effects on marine life. *Effects on marine mammals ... The concentration of CO2 in the flue gas from the co-firing power plant is roughly the same as coal plant, about 15% [1].[35][ ... At ethanol plants[edit]. Illinois Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (IL-CCS) is one of the milestones, being the first ... Currently,[when?] the modern 500 MW coal power plant can take up to 15% biomass without changing the component of the steam ...
Not only do urban forests protect land animals and plants, they also sustain fish and water animals that need shade and lower ... ranging from simple elimination of leaf-raking and elimination of invasive plants to full-blown reintroduction of original ... In a wider sense, it may include any kind of woody plant vegetation growing in and around human settlements. As opposed to a ... One of the most obvious examples of economic utility is the example of the deciduous tree planted on the south and west of a ...
Vilà, Montserrat; Weiner, Jacob (May 2004). "Are invasive plant species better competitors than native plant species? - ... Wildlife - wild animals eating the seeds or transporting the seeds on fur; ... An invasive species[edit]. Diffuse knapweed is considered an invasive species in some parts of North America, having ... Callaway, Ragan M.; Aschehoug, Erik T. (2000). "Invasive Plants Versus Their New and Old Neighbors: A Mechanism for Exotic ...
Ruitenberg MJ, Vukovic J, Sarich J, Busfield SJ, Plant GW (March-April 2006). "Olfactory ensheathing cells: characteristics, ... Gellan gum hydrogel can be injected in a minimally invasive manner and is approved by the FDA as a food additive because of its ... of OECs into the spinal cord has become a possible therapy for spinal cord damage and other neural diseases in animal models. ... providing the first detailed protocol for efficient and safe MPIO labeling of OECs for their non-invasive MRI tracking in real ...
... plants and animals.[20] Chemical contamination of fresh water can also seriously damage eco-systems. ... Online wildlife trade and invasive species. *Infectious disease. *Toxic algae blooms. *Hydropower damming and fragmenting of ... Some organisms can thrive on salt water, but the great majority of higher plants and most mammals need fresh water to live. ... Some can use salt water but many organisms including the great majority of higher plants and most mammals must have access to ...
Plants, Pollinators, and the Price of Almonds. "Flowers set more seeds when visited by wild insects, and the more plants that ... Karasov, William H.; Martinez del Rio, Carlos (2008). Physiological Ecology: How Animals Process Energy, Nutrients, and Toxins ... as the insect is invasive, having been brought over with colonists in the last few centuries. Thomas Jefferson mentioned this ... As such, they can provide some pollination to many plants, especially non-native crops, but most native plants have some native ...
Liu, Y.; Bassham, D. C. (2012). "Autophagy: Pathways for Self-Eating in Plant Cells". Annual Review of Plant Biology. 63: 215- ... This process generally leads to the destruction of the invasive organism, although some bacteria can block the maturation of ... autophagy is induced in response to the nutrient depletion that occurs in animals at birth after severing off the trans- ...
Each layer has a different set of plants and animals depending upon the availability of sunlight, moisture and food. ... Anthropogenic factors that can affect forests include logging, urban sprawl, human-caused forest fires, acid rain, invasive ... Forests are often home to many animal and plant species, and biomass per unit area is high compared to other vegetation ... and microorganisms living on the plants and animals and in the soil. ...
... the white mulberry is considered an invasive exotic and has taken over extensive tracts from native plant species, including ... are cut and used to make durable baskets supporting agriculture and animal husbandry. ... as plant-to-plant and row-to-row distances. The plants are usually pruned once a year during the monsoon season to a height of ... For other plants called mulberry, see List of plants known as mulberry. For other uses, see Mulberry (disambiguation). ...
Liu Y, Bassham DC (2012). "Autophagy: pathways for self-eating in plant cells". Annual Review of Plant Biology. 63: 215-37. doi ... In animal cells the main lipophagic pathway is via the engulfment of LDs by the phagophore, macroautophagy. In fungal cells on ... This process generally leads to the destruction of the invasive microorganism, although some bacteria can block the maturation ... "Nature Plants. 3 (3). doi:10.1038/nplants.2017.26.. *^ An, Heeseon; Harper, J. Wade (February 2018). "Systematic analysis of ...
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  • What are invasive plants, insects and diseases? (
  • This process continues to this day but in recent decades it has been greatly accelerated by the actions of people who introduce new plants, animals, insects and diseases into the Island's ecosystems. (
  • It acknowledges that its members may legitimately restrict trade for reasons that include exclusion of invasive animals, plants, and diseases. (
  • Gene drive systems can also be used to lessen the threat from other insect vectors of diseases, reverse pesticide resistance or eradicate invasive species, which are significant threats to biodiversity. (
  • In both animals and plants, an unprecedented number of fungal and fungal-like diseases have recently caused some of the most severe die-offs and extinctions ever witnessed in wild species, and are jeopardizing food security. (
  • The first meta-analysis of emerging plant diseases. (
  • Invasive insects, such as the gypsy moth, and diseases, such as Dutch elm and chestnut blight, have afflicted northern forests for more than 70 years. (
  • From fungal diseases to viral and bacterial infections , there are many different diseases that plants can fall victims to. (
  • The International Plant Sentinel Network (part of EUPHRESCO II) is designed to enhance activities that provide early warning of new and emerging plant pests and diseases. (
  • Invasive Asian carp are a threat to ecosystems throughout the U.S., consuming native vegetation, out-competing native fish, disrupting local ecosystems and introducing new pests and diseases. (
  • These include seed rot and seedling blight diseases of cultivated plants. (
  • The diseases caused by Fusarium on wild plants are less well-known. (
  • Plant diseases, especially those caused by fungal pathogens, jeopardize global crop biosecurity and preventing them requires rapid detection and identification of causal agents. (
  • Excessive pest damage to plants including that from undesired plants, diseases, animals, soil borne pathogens, and nematodes. (
  • There is very little genetic diversity in domesticated banana plants, making them especially vulnerable to pests and diseases. (
  • Invasive insects and pathogens (diseases) are introduced to the United States through international trade, and spread through means of natural and human-dispersal. (
  • Problems produced by invasive species are believed to cost billions of dollars every year. (
  • Victoria's wealth, well-being and biodiversity will be protected and enhanced by reducing the impact of invasive species. (
  • protected and enhanced by reducing the impact of invasive species. (
  • The impact of invasive species on British landscapes, habitats and ecosystems continues - rightly - to garner column inches in the media. (
  • The impact of invasive species - defined by Fei as non-native species that cause economic and ecological damage - on other organisms and the overall species composition of an area has long been recognized. (
  • There is still much work that needs to be done to increase scientists' understanding of the causes and effects of invasive species. (
  • This is a subject area that merits more attention," Fei said, noting that the review examines the "geomorphic" effects of invasive species in a neutral way. (
  • On the basis of these insights, the leader of the study, Urs Schaffner, is calling for "politicians and authorities to be better informed in future about the effects of invasive species on human health. (
  • According to the seminal paper by David Pimentel, Lori Lach, Rodolfo Zuniga, and Doug Morrison, the economic damages associated with invasive species in the U.S. exceeds $120 billion per year. (
  • Costs associated with invasive species can range from implementing prevention programs, creating early detection and rapid response programs, conducting control and management activities, as well as researching and holding outreach campaigns and restoration programs. (
  • One of the most famous ecological disasters associated with invasive species is the brown tree snake that was accidentally introduced on to the Pacific island of Guam . (
  • The decision by a Russian court to turn over 70 hectares of genetically unique species of plants to home developers caused an uproar world-wide, with scientists decrying the pending loss as "irreplaceable" and a major blow to agricultural biodiversity. (
  • Invasive species can dramatically alter local ecosystems by decreasing biodiversity, out-competing and displacing native plants and animals (which can compromise ecosystem health) and threatening endangered species. (
  • Nature is in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over 1 million species of plants and animals, scientists said Monday in the United Nations' first comprehensive report on biodiversity. (
  • Many of today's biodiversity is being threatened by the introduction of plants and animals that easily overpower native populations. (
  • These species are referred to as invasive , and are now recognized as one of the major drivers of biodiversity change across the globe. (
  • Finally, disease among plants and animals is responsible for a 2% loss in biodiversity. (
  • Lower levels of biodiversity mean that the plant and animal community is less resilient to disease. (
  • Registers, lists and indexes of species that are invasive, potentially invasive, or a threat to agriculture or biodiversity are maintained by Biosecurity New Zealand. (
  • Aquatic invasive species (AIS) (sometimes called exotic, invasive, nonindigenous or non-native species) are aquatic organisms that invade ecosystems beyond their natural, historic range. (
  • News about spread of plants, insects, bacteria and other harmful organisms moving with trade and traffic. (
  • Plants are living organisms and, like any living organism, are susceptible to disease . (
  • The interactions between plants and disease organisms are complex. (
  • In some instances plants themselves can become or be considered pests, if they are invasive and harmful to other plant species and different organisms. (
  • The scope of this topic is to bring news on the occurrence, risk and status of new or regulated organisms, harmful to plants, after being introduced into new areas of the globe, or on the risk of their introduction. (
  • Invasive species can be plants, animals or other organisms, such as microbes, which are introduced and spread either intentionally or unintentionally. (
  • Animals, plants, and other organisms that are newly introduced into an area from another part of the world are sometimes referred to as "alien" or "exotic" species. (
  • In contrast, forests are often slower to show signs of the impacts of invasive species because of the longer life spans of forest organisms and the slow ecosystem turnover. (
  • More research is also needed to better understand the impacts of invasive microbial organisms. (
  • Plant and Animal Cells I. Introduction All organisms in life are composed of at least one or more cells. (
  • [11] It has been suggested that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as a class should be regarded and managed as invasive species. (
  • A wide diversity of invasive organisms are discussed including plants, animals, fungi and microbes. (
  • Our research process focused on both the biomaterials that provide buoyancy for living organisms (swim bladder, cuttlebone) and physiology that operates under extreme pressures (seal trachea) and provide motility (whale fines, tubercles) in order to understand how animals cope with living submerged under water," said Phil Zimny, also a team member. (
  • Pests are organisms that are invasive and damaging to you and your interests. (
  • A set of global factors is at work to explain why pathogens flare-up at the animal-human-environment interface. (
  • and increased spread of invasive or non-native species, including plants, animals, and pathogens. (
  • Invasive insects and pathogens are a serious threat to many forests in the United States and have decimated populations of several tree species, including American chestnut, American elm, eastern hemlock, whitebark pine, and the native ash species (see extended listing below). (
  • International trade is the primary pathway for introduction of invasive insects and pathogens into the United States. (
  • Despite these and subsequent regulations, insects and pathogens have continued to be introduced through live plants. (
  • Once introduced into forests of the United States, invasive insects and pathogens can spread in two ways: natural and human-assisted dispersal. (
  • A typical dispersal of invasive insects and pathogens is characterized by both means: diffuse spread coupled with long-distance "jumps" to discrete areas. (
  • Pathogens can spread through the air, water, or on insect and animal vectors (hosts). (
  • Human-assisted spread can cause invasive insects or pathogens to "jump" to new and often distant locations. (
  • Invasive insects and pathogens have eliminated entire tree species from forests of the United States in as little as decades. (
  • Another recent invasive pest in North America is the emerald ash borer. (
  • Some invasive species, such as emerald ash borer, create unique challenges that require the cooperation of local and regional agencies to minimize the spread and reduce the damage of infestation. (
  • Also, trade policy doesn't have to be too restrictive if the cost of controlling established populations of invasive animals or plants is low enough. (
  • Zebra mussels are reducing populations of native mussels in many areas of the United States, and they are so numerous in places that they are clogging up water intake pipes of power plants and municipal water supplies. (
  • This is what leads to swings and crashes in insect and other animal populations. (
  • Fire may promote or suppress invasive plant populations. (
  • Invasive plant populations may lead to changes in fire regimes. (
  • Monitoring methods should detect changes in the desired plant community, target plant populations, and the establishment and expansion of nontarget invasive plant species. (
  • If you are looking to report an aquatic invasive plant or animal, please visit the USGS NAS Database Online Sighting Report Form . (
  • If you suspect a new infestation of an aquatic invasive plant or animal, or a an introduction of a new aquatic species, save a specimen and report it to a local natural resource office . (
  • If their population growth is too high or they are very specialized to certain plant species, they become pests and cause significant damage in agriculture, horticulture, forests and other ecosystems. (
  • Below are a few prominent aquatic invasive species impacting U.S. waters and threatening ecosystems and the economy. (
  • The spread of invasive species is becoming a major issue in both marine and inland waters around the world because they compete with native plants and wildlife and can cause major changes to entire ecosystems. (
  • If we applied the same system to other ecosystems all the fluffy cute animals would be thriving and people would kill off ugly ones. (
  • For these reasons, there has been recent growth in the field of invasion biology as scientists work to understand the process of invasion, the changes that invasive species cause to their recipient ecosystems, and the ways that the problems of invasive species can be reduced. (
  • As an example, this concern addresses loss or degradation of wetland habitat, targeted ecosystems, or unique plant communities. (
  • Non-native invasive species can disrupt ecosystems because they do not have natural predators, or other ecological checks-and-balances. (
  • This framework has been updated from the Victorian Pest Management - A Framework for Action , 2002 policy to incorporate new approaches for managing threats from invasive species and to further recognise the cost-effectiveness of prevention and early intervention. (
  • Some pose threats to human health (H1N1 is an invasive species), while others, such as agricultural pests, wreak economic havoc. (
  • This book addresses the broader context of invasive and exotic species, in terms of the perceived threats and environmental concerns which surround alien species and ecological invasions. (
  • Potential threats include invasive or non-native plants and introduced animals. (
  • A team of researchers from Purdue University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has found that trees in the United States are facing devastating threats due to invasive species. (
  • Non-native invasive species are the biggest threats to habitat after fragmentation. (
  • The Victorian Government's approach will be to prevent the entry of new high risk IPA, eradicate those that are at an early stage of establishment and contain where possible species that are beyond eradication and take an asset-based approach to managing widespread invasive species. (
  • Eradicate invasive tree and shrub species from high quality woodlands, including nature preserve sites. (
  • taking advantage of government grants/funding to eradicate Australian animals. (
  • It was these same groups that oppose hunting when previous NSW Liberal Premier Barry O'Ferral reversed the conservation policies to allow hunting inside National Parks and Conservation Parks, Weirdly these groups have since joined INVASIVE ANIMALS AUSTRALIA to eradicate most of the animals by NPWS rangers and shooters. (
  • Of course you can set up a business anywhere where you simply eradicate things or attempt to keep them under control but this thread will be concerned with those plants and animals which can be profitably harvested for the resource they provide. (
  • Plant invasions: Studies from North America and Europe. (
  • Beavers from North America constitute an invasive species in Tierra del Fuego , where they have a substantial impact on landscape and local ecology through their dams . (
  • Its chief activities are Plant Genetics Resources (PGR) collections, conservation and study. (
  • The mission of the Gap Analysis Project (GAP) is to support national and regional assessments of the conservation status of vertebrate species and plant communities. (
  • If you were calling the ANS Hotline in an attempt to reach your State's natural resource, conservation, wildlife, fisheries, or environmental protection offices, please click on the map below to find the aquatic invasive species contact(s) for your State. (
  • To date the following partners have secured funding for involvement (Food and Environment Research Agency, Botanic Gardens Conservation International, CABI Biosciences, Forest Research, Julius Kuehn Institut, Germany, Plant Protection Services, Netherlands). (
  • 30, Indian Lake NY The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting an Invasive Insect Symposium on July 16th in Indian Lake from 9:30-12:00 at the Ski Hut off of Route 30. (
  • The Council would be assisted by the New York Invasive Species Advisory Committee, which includes 25 stakeholder representatives from industry, conservation, and academia. (
  • Exotic, invasive plants are a growing conservation problem. (
  • Animal Conservation. (
  • Conservation of Plant and Animals in Thrid World Countries. (
  • According to a fact sheet from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, also includes cultivars, varieties and hybrids of the listed plants. (
  • The Department of Conservation also lists 328 vascular plant species as environmental weeds. (
  • The Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG), a specialist group of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), Auckland. (
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. (
  • Some of the most common and disruptive aquatic invasive plants in New York include Eurasian watermilfoil, water chestnut, curly leaf pondweed, hydrilla, fanwort, Brazilian elodea, and starry stonewort. (
  • Tamarisk, a Eurasian shrub, is your classic invasive species-designated one of America's " least wanted " plants by the National Parks Service. (
  • Eurasian water-milfoil is a non-native submerged aquatic plant. (
  • Invasive plant and animal species can cause dramatic and enduring changes to the geography and ecology of landscapes, a study from Purdue University and the University of Kentucky shows. (
  • The invasive grasses weed seeds hurt pets, getting into their eyelids and fur, and snarl into human's shoes, socks. (
  • The plant is likely introduced to new areas when its seed is distributed with agricultural crop seeds. (
  • once the seeds have set, the plant dies. (
  • Do seeds from invasive bromes experience less granivory than seeds from native congeners in the Great Basin Desert? (
  • Here, I examined the foraging preferences of an important guild of generalist herbivores-granivorous rodents-with respect to seeds from a suite of native and invasive Bromus ("brome") species at five study sites distributed across ≈ 80,000 km 2 of the Great Basin Desert, USA. (
  • In general, granivorous rodents removed seeds from native bromes at a 23% higher rate than seeds from invasive bromes, suggesting a preference for native species. (
  • It spreads mainly by seeds but also by plant fragments and root suckers, and it is included in the Global Compendium of Weeds ( Randall, 2012 ) and listed as invasive in Puerto Rico and many islands in the Pacific including Hawaii, French Polynesia, Samoa, Palau, and Micronesia ( PIER, 2013 ). (
  • There may be just one in the neighborhood, but their seeds are often spread by wind or animals, and they can take over new territory quickly. (
  • While wildlife may indeed like the alien seeds or fruits of the invasive plant, it often is available at one specific time, instead of the range of fruiting or seed-production that a broad selection of native plants offers. (
  • On top of that, the fruits or seeds of invasive plants often do not even provide the proper nutrients native wildlife require. (
  • Garlic mustard is best controlled by pulling the young plants up by the roots in early spring before the seeds form. (
  • Be sure to spread seeds out when planting so the soil doesn't get too crowded. (
  • Although some people refer to all exotic species as invaders, some scientists believe it makes more sense to use the term "invasive species" only when referring to new species that are spreading rapidly and having a large negative impact on the environment, economic activities, or human health. (
  • In part, the enemy release hypothesis of plant invasion posits that generalist herbivores in the non-native ranges of invasive plants will prefer native plants to exotic invaders. (
  • In a plant invasion case study, the winnowed microbial network became more influential as the plant invasion progressed as a result of direct plant-microbe links rather than the expected indirect plant-soil-microbe links. (
  • The humble Cnicus benedictus , a plant of waste ground and stony soil native to the Mediterranean, was a medieval panacea whose reputation survived undiminished into the Renaissance. (
  • Bryophytes, which also occur on the soil surface, are small, non-vascular plants, including mosses and liverworts . (
  • In so doing, they threaten native plant species by spreading throughout an area, taking all available soil, water and sun, which are needed to support the native plants. (
  • As an example this concern addresses pollinators, beneficial insects, wind erosion, and excess soil deposition that influence plant condition. (
  • These efforts have increased the amount of sunlight reaching native ground-layer plants, incresed the diversity of herbaceous plants, reduced soil erosion and improved the overall health of the targeted ecological communities. (
  • Raised garden beds can be a good alternative to in-ground planting in settings where naturally occurring soil is unavailable or devoid of nutrients. (
  • Once you're confident the soil is healthy, it's important to make sure all the essential nutrients a plant might need are actually accessible to the growing roots and shoots. (
  • If the soil is too crowded, foliage from leafy plants will merge as the sprouts grow, creating a canopy that cuts off airflow among the plants. (
  • It is native to Africa, Asia and Europe and is commonly used throughout the United States and Canada for erosion control, roadside planting and soil rehabilitation. (
  • The review also established trends in the types of changes that invasive species can cause. (
  • Invasive plants are usually those that were introduced, either intentionally or unintentionally, into a locality where they previously did not grow. (
  • Our review shows that the biogeomorphic impacts of invasive species are common, but variable in magnitude or severity, ranging from simple acceleration or deceleration of preexisting geomorphic processes to landscape metamorphosis. (
  • We describe the impacts of invasive species in Europe, the difficulties involved in reducing these impacts, and explain the policy options currently being considered. (
  • Blaney CS, Kotanen PM (2001) Post-dispersal losses to seed predators: an experimental comparison of native and exotic old field plants. (
  • Introduced species ('exotic', 'invasive' or 'alien' species) are species moved to locations outside their natural range by human-mediated dispersal. (
  • Preventing seed dispersal is crucial for controlling these invasives. (
  • It is strictly forbidden to touch any animals for the safety of the wildlife and people, but it is not unusual to be snorkeling and have a curious juvenile sea lion swim around to observe you! (
  • For example, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that U.S. agricultural production loses $13 billion/year from invasive insects alone. (
  • Invasive carp not only out-compete native aquatic wildlife, but they can drastically alter the food web and overall aquatic system by impacting fish, invertebrate and plant communities. (
  • Outdoor cats cause damage and kill wildlife, and themselves suffer from fleas, animal attacks and cars. (
  • Instead of kudzu, native vines such as trumpet creeper (Campsis radicans), passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), coral or Clayton honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) and native bittersweet (Celastrus scandens) have attractive flowers and fruits, provide food for wildlife and make excellent substitutes, according to native plant experts. (
  • When an area of formerly diverse native plants is replaced with an aggressive monoculture, the food sources for wildlife are diminished to one source only. (
  • Climate change will also be responsible for the increased frequency and severity of wildfires which may affect wildlife habitats to a point where displaced animals can no longer find food, compete for territory or access shelter. (
  • and this True Native Kangaroo Wildlife is not for export for 70 countries on your target list including Russia, Korea, China, USA, human consumption, skins for sporting accessories, you virtually stole WILDLIFE, you downgraded these special animals so you can treat them as invasive! (
  • Wildlife refers to all the plant and animal species that survive in natural, wild areas throughout the world. (
  • Non-native wildlife is referred to as invasive species and they are responsible for the loss of 5.1% of all wildlife and for threatening 42% of all endangered species. (
  • Many invasive animal species are listed in schedules 5 and 6 of the Wildlife Act 1953. (
  • An asset-and risk-based approach to pest management was introduced, leading to greater attention given to new and emerging invasive species. (
  • Prescribed burning as an invasive plant management tool combines the guiding principles of Integrated Fire Management and Integrated Pest Management. (
  • View a conceptual model of potential causes of a change to pest (plant, animal) species and the condition responses observed as a result of this change. (
  • This includes non-native invasive plant species labeled as exotic pest plants and invasive exotics growing in native plant communities . (
  • The National Pest Plant Accord, with a listing of about 120 genus, species, hybrids and subspecies, was developed to limit the spread of plant pests. (
  • Live plants are an especially effective pathway because they provide sustenance to the pest over long journeys on otherwise inhospitable cargo ships. (
  • Enchantingly, many of the animals are not afraid of people, allowing humans to observe them up close in their natural habitat. (
  • Aquatic invasive plants are introduced plants that live in or next to water, while aquatic invasive species require water as their habitat-but do not necessarily live entirely in water. (
  • Scientists blame human activities that have led to loss of habitat, climate change, overfishing, pollution and invasive species. (
  • The habitat loss leaves plants and animals homeless. (
  • The refuge includes one or more outstanding examples of the following special bird habitats: bottomland hardwood forest, shrub-scrub habitat (planted hardwoods and dense tangles of various shrub/scrub species), and natural lake (oxbow, meander scar lake). (
  • Volunteers planted more than 200 trees at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park in hopes of creating more habitat for migratory birds and native animals. (
  • The oaks provide an essential habitat for many species of plants and animals. (
  • The PEI Invasive Species Council web site has excellent information and resources designed to help Islanders' identify and deal with invasive species. (
  • According to Executive Order 13112 , which established the National Invasive Species Council in 1999, invasive species are "non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. (
  • There will be four modules to the framework that will outline specific actions for each IPA group - Weeds and Vertebrate Pests, Marine Pests, Invasive Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates, and Invertebrate Pests. (
  • We compared how many invertebrates the different plants hosted. (
  • Invertebrates are animals without a backbone or bony skeleton. (
  • Native shrubs hosted more invertebrates compared with invasive species. (
  • Examples of such alien invasions include pernicious weeds such as Japanese knotweed, an introduced garden ornamental which can grow through concrete, the water hyacinth which has choked tropical waterways, and many introduced animals which have out-competed and displaced local fauna. (
  • 14. Plant Invasions - The Case of Acclimatisation and wild Gardeners. (
  • Considerable research has been devoted to understanding how plant invasions are influenced by properties of the native community and to the traits of exotic species that contribute to successful invasion. (
  • This review covers the process and drivers of species invasions in Europe, the socio-economic factors that make some regions particularly strongly invaded, and the ecological factors that make some species particularly invasive. (
  • The Terrestrial Invasive Species Response Team - a four person seasonal crew from Invasive Plant Control, Inc. - returned to the Adirondack region on June 24th to help manage priority terrestrial invasive plant infestations for the summer. (
  • Early detection of new infestations of aquatic invasive species in Minnesota, and detection of introductions of new aquatic species into the state's waters, is a high priority and is necessary for quick responses to potentially eliminate, suppress, and contain the species. (
  • Infestations of this and other aquatic invasive species threaten native aquatic communities by disrupting the predator-prey relationships, impairing the ability of fish to spawn and reuding the number of nutrient-rich native plants that provide food for waterfowl. (
  • Allowing invasive species to crowd out native plants and animals. (
  • Invasive or non-native plants and animals crowd out native plants and animals. (
  • Invasive animals, plants, fungi, and microorganisms destroy agriculture and cost the industry hundreds of billions of dollars annually, say experts. (
  • These range in taxonomy from viruses and bacteria to fungi, plants, and animals. (
  • People ahve introduced the vast majority of invasive species, either accidentally or deliberately. (
  • Although the majority of invasive plants and creatures are too small to add up to anything there are some invasives which produce useful lumber and meat. (
  • Coordinated prevention and enforcement campaigns are of particular importance when dealing with aquatic invasive species, as waters often cross or form state boundaries and people move species between state lines knowingly or unknowingly. (
  • Aquatic Invasive Plant ID and Survey Techniques Trainings - four-hour training session that teaches volunteers how to identify and report aquatic invasive plants in Adirondack waters. (
  • According to the Nature Conservancy: "Invasive species damage the lands and waters that native plants and animals need to survive. (
  • The Volunteer Invasive Investigator Program is designed specifically to help educate people on ways to keep our waters clean and prevent the spread of aquatic hitchhikers into the lakes and rivers of Connecticut. (
  • Humans have brought invasive plants and animals that threaten the unique island species. (
  • Invasive plants, animals, and disease threaten forest health. (
  • [3] The European Union defines "Invasive Alien Species" as those that are, firstly, outside their natural distribution area, and secondly, threaten biological diversity . (
  • Management of invasive freshwater fish: striking the right balance! (
  • Blumenthal DM (2006) Interactions between resource availability and enemy release in plant invasion. (
  • In this paper, I discuss a model describing the rate of invasion of animal species, together with a couple of its recent extensions. (
  • Examples of destructive invasive pests already in Arkansas include the red imported fire ant, kudzu, and feral hogs. (
  • Sometimes they are introduced intentionally, such as European starlings, kudzu, and purple loosestrife, three species that spread very rapidly across the United States beyond their initial range of introduction and are believed to have reduced the abundance of native bird and plant species in many areas. (
  • Originally imported from Japan in the 1880s to control erosion and shade porches, the now invasive kudzu vine covers 7 million acres across southern states. (
  • The voracious southern vine kudzu is an example of a plant introduced to prevent erosion, the same as the multiflora rose, which was used here for that purpose. (
  • Information on state-level noxious weed status of plants in the United States is available at Plants Database . (
  • An invasive species is an introduced, nonnative organism (disease, parasite, plant, or animal) that begins to spread or expand its range from the site of its original introduction and that has the potential to cause harm to the environment, the economy, or to human health. (
  • These include zebra mussels, quagga mussels, banded and Chinese mystery snails, the spiny and fishhook water fleas, and several invasive fish species. (
  • Our lakes, rivers, and bays are under attack from invasive species such as giant salvinia, water hyacinth, and zebra mussels. (
  • Further contributing to the threat posed by invasives is the alarming speed at which they can reproduce and spread. (
  • In a just published international study, a team of scientists, including Sven Bacher of the University of Fribourg, have warned of the increasing threat posed by invasive alien species. (
  • Scientists are exploring what plants these megaherbivores ate as they rambled across the landscape, and how they competed with other animals - including humans - as climate changed and the last ice age ended some 11,700 years ago. (
  • The remoteness of the Galápagos, limited fresh water and few edible plants, kept humans from populating the islands until the 20th century. (
  • The findings are not just about saving plants and animals, but about preserving a world that's becoming harder for humans to live in, said Robert Watson, a former top NASA and British scientist who headed the report. (
  • Humans use plants and animals for nearly every facet of daily life. (
  • Humans fulfill these needs by overfishing rivers and oceans, poaching endangered animals, and overhunting important species. (
  • It is sometimes considered an ornamental plant good for landscaping purposes. (
  • It is nevertheless still widely planted in ornamental gardens for its imposing height, bold foliage, and bright yellow flowers, which come into bloom at midsummer. (
  • Some ornamental plants have escaped landscaping and invaded our natural areas. (
  • Find out about invasive or high-risk ornamental fish and how they impact our native fish and environment. (
  • Demographic and evolutionary impacts of native and invasive insect herbivores: A case study with Platte thistle, Cirsium canescens. (
  • Agrawal AA, Kotanen PM (2003) Herbivores and the success of exotic plants: a phylogenetically controlled experiment. (
  • Such invasive species may be either plants or animals and may disrupt by dominating a region, wilderness areas , particular habitats, or wildland-urban interface land from loss of natural controls (such as predators or herbivores ). (
  • The students and I looked at native and invasive shrubs. (
  • What this list does is prohibit the selling, importing, exporting, buying or intentionally propagating for sale a list of 33 invasive plants, shrubs and trees. (
  • The widespread clearing of invasive species improves conditions for controlled burns, reduces competition for native trees and shrubs, and increases light levels. (
  • Woody plants include long-lived trees, shrubs and vines. (
  • Our Small Invasive Tree & Shrub (SITS) program treats selected areas in woodland restoration sites by hiring contractors to control small, invasive trees and shrubs. (
  • Major issues of concern relative to natural resources include adjacent land use, groundwater depletion, and invasive exotic plants. (
  • Vine-like plant found in many habitats. (
  • Note: For a species to be identified as invasive can depend on its establishment and spreading behaviors, non-native host habitats or regions, environmental laws, scientific study, and even popular attitudes. (
  • Identifying invasive freshwater animals by features, habitats, and impact on Queensland's natural environment. (
  • Invasive plants form dense mats that make boating, fishing, and swimming difficult. (
  • Once introduced, it can form dense stands that shade and compete with native ground-layer plants. (
  • Bowman TRS, McMillan BR, St. Clair SB (2017) Rodent herbivory and fire differentially affect plant species recruitment based on variability in life history traits. (
  • A healthy lake ecosystem is one that includes native aquatic plants and animals. (
  • Aquatic plants are a natural part of any lake ecosystem, and Chapter 6 of "Diet for a Small Lake" entitled "Aquatic Plants: Not Just Weeds" provides an excellent resource for lake associations. (
  • The Galápagos Islands in Ecuador are one of the best-conserved tropical archipelagos in the world, but in recent decades, invasive species, tourism and increasing population have threatened the Galápagos ecosystem. (
  • Invasive species, often recognized as ecosystem engineers, can dramatically alter geomorphic processes and landforms. (
  • Although invasive species cause major negative impacts across all regions of Europe, they also offer scientists the opportunity to develop and test theory about how species enter and leave communities, how non-native and native species interact with each other, and how different types of species affect ecosystem functions. (
  • Planting native alternatives saves time, water and enhances the local ecosystem. (
  • Common invasive plant and insect species found on PEI. (
  • As an example, this concern addresses invasive plant, animal, and insect species. (
  • Winter is a vulnerable time for animals. (
  • The review showed that areas where land and water systems overlap - such as wetlands, salt marshes, coastal beaches and dunes - are particularly vulnerable to invasive species. (
  • Vulnerable plant structures must be exposed to a sufficient duration of lethal temperatures for fire to kill an invasive plant. (
  • Some examples are "aquatic nuisance species," "aquatic invasive species (AIS)," and "aquatic pests. (
  • The data also are helping us to understand how invasive species such as Daphnia lumholtzi or Asian carp, enter into and compete with natural communities. (
  • [3] Notable examples of invasive species include European rabbits , grey squirrels , domestic cats , carp and ferrets . (
  • Check out YouTube, invasive carp. (
  • Plants, mud, and animals such as mussels can often cling to the exterior of boats and boat trailers, while water contained in ballast tanks and other boat compartments can also inadvertently spread alien species. (
  • Proceedings of a Conference on Alien Invasive Species on the 26th of September, 2000 in the National Museum of Natural History Naturalis in Leiden, The Netherlands. (
  • The number of invasive alien species per country has risen 70% since 1970, with one species of bacteria threatening nearly 400 amphibian species. (
  • 12. Public Perception of Invasive Alien Species in Mediterranean Europe. (
  • 100 of the World's Worst Invasive Alien Species: A selection from the Global Invasive Species Database. (
  • Various regional approaches, enforcement programs, task forces and public outreach and education campaigns aim at combating the threat of invasives. (
  • Its ability to surive over winter, grow rapidly in spring and reduce sunlight available to native aquatic plants often causes its total domination of an area. (