castor bean plant

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large shrub of tropical Africa and Asia having large palmate leaves and spiny capsules containing seeds that are the source of castor oil and ricin

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Background, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention and reporting of ricin poisoning Background * Ricin is a toxin derived from the castor bean plant Ricinus communis.
The castor bean plant to be an essentially tropical, drought tolerant and demanding in the heat and light, is dependent on their production and income, more than any other culture, environmental conditions (PACHECO, 2008).
A highly toxic protein derived from the widely available castor bean plant, ricin ranks high on the world's list of feared and deadly bioterror agents.
Ricin, extracted from the seeds of the castor bean plant Ricinus communis, is one of the most-feared substances with the potential to be used as a bio-terror agent or weapon of mass destruction.
Other ideas included moth balls, shoving finely crushed glass down the holes (ugh), planting a castor bean plant (its roots are supposedly poison to gophers), or sticking a couple of those lawn pinwheel figures by the holes because the gophers can't stand the vibrations they cause when spinning in the wind.
Inquiries were spurned by news reports linking the al Qaeda terrorist group to a northern Iraq laboratory suspected of producing ricin toxin, a byproduct of the widely available castor bean plant.
Extracted from the seeds of the castor bean plant Ricinus communis, ricin is one of the most feared substances with the potential to be used as a bioterror agent or weapon of mass destruction.
2008) found that the castor bean plant is highly demanding to this micronutrient.
As shown in the dendrogram for the castor bean plants in the UFRB/CCAAB/NBIO germplasm bank (Figure 1), there were several distinct accessions, which indicated that the parental strains with the traits of interest can be selected from the analyzed population, increasing their ability to be used in hybrid crosses to exploit heterosis.
Castor Bean plants are invasive in southern California, where approximately $82 million is spent annually to combat invasive plant species.
Castor bean plants are grown as ornamental shrubs in the Southern United States, but there is no domestic castor oil production and it is mostly imported from India and China.
are openly sold within the United States, and castor bean plants grow
Water, windmills, smoke bombs, used cat litter, castor bean plants, 4-wheeling over the mounds and tunnels