English yew


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English yew

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Baccatin III is most abundant in the leaves of the English yew, notes Holten, who says his process requires about two pounds of English yew needles to derive enough Baccatin III to produce taxol for one patient.
A sideboard of English yew with cherry solids and crotch mahogany overlay and an occasional table with a leather top were October introductions.
Baccatin III was found in high concentrations in English yews, which are common ornamental shrubs grown throughout western Europe.
One possible solution was found in a Kent forest where botanists discovered a rare variation of the English yew which yielded high quantities of drug.
The 3,200 English yew trees which make up the 1,735 square metre puzzle are now half-way to reaching the height required for the average person to get lost among.
For example, we have only three native conifers - Scots pine, common juniper and the English yew.
A total of 32,000 young English yews were planted on an area of 1,735 square metres near the mansion.
Yellow cedars (main picture) and English yews (inset) can provide lots of colour - with not a flower in sight
A total of 32,000 young English yews were planted on an area of 1,735 square metres near the John Dobson-designed mansion, and the couple invited pupils from all 142 of the county's first schools to help.