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The Eucalyptus. A Natural and Commercial History of the Gum Tree
For some, eucalypts are the tree of the future: easily established, quick to grow and intensively cultivated. For others, eucalypts are a blight upon native landscapes and the livelihoods ofExpand
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New Structural/Biochemical Associations in Leaf Blades of C4 Grasses (Poaceae)
Forty-three previously uninvestigated, mainly Australian, grass species (Poaceae) were assayed for activities of C4 acid decarboxylating enzymes (NADP-malic enzyme, NADP-ME; NAD-malic enzyme, NAD-ME;Expand
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Raman spectroscopic analysis of dragon's blood resins-basis for distinguishing between Dracaena(Convallariaceae), Daemonorops(Palmae) and Croton(Euphorbiaceae).
"Dragon[prime or minute]s blood" is the name applied to the deep-red coloured resin obtained from various plants. The original source in Roman times, used by many cultures and esteemed for its depthExpand
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Geographical Distribution of C4 Acid Decarboxylation Types and Associated Structural Variants in Native Australian C4 Grasses (Poaceae)
The native Australian C4 grass (Poaceae) flora is estimated to comprise 347 (57%) NADP-ME (NADP- malic enzyme), 193 (32%) NAD-ME (NAD-malic enzyme), and 65 (11%) PCK (PEP carboxykinase) type species.Expand
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Australian C4 Grasses (Poaceae) - Leaf Blade Anatomical Features in Relation to C-4 Acid Decarboxylation Types
Using fresh, preserved and herbarium material we have examined the leaf blade anatomy of the Australian C4 grass flora (Poaceae) in relation to C4 acid decarboxylation type (NADP-malic enzyme,Expand
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C4 acid decarboxylation type in Eragrostis (Poaceae) patterns of variation in chloroplast position, ultrastructure and geographical distribution
Abstract We investigated the activity of C4 acid decarboxylating enzymes, the PCR (‘photosynthetic carbon reduction’, or ‘Kranz’) bundle sheath anatomy and ultrastructure, and the geographicalExpand
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Distribution and cytology of Australian Neurachne and its allies (Poaceae) a group containing C3, C4 and C3-C4 intermediate species
Cytological, phytogeographical and habitat data are presented for the Neurachneae (Poaceae), a tribe endemic to Australia and containing seven C3 two C4 and one C3-C4 intermediate species. ChromosomeExpand
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Daemonorops, Dracaena and other Dragon’s Blood
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