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Ab·rus

(ā'brŭs),
A genus of leguminous plants. The root of Abrus precatorius, Indian liquorice, is sometimes used as a substitute for liquorice; the seeds are toxic and chewing may cause vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, and death.
[more correctly Habrus, from G. habros, graceful]
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Maiti, "Immunomodulatory role of native and heat denatured agglutinin from Abrus precatorius" International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, vol.
* The subspecies africanus of Abrus precatorius (Reglisse marronne) is widely distributed in Africa, but is also native to Madagascar and the Mascarenes.
The selected plant material Abrus precatorius (AP) leaves were collected from Western Ghats of Karnataka.
Variation in the flowering time period was observed for different species ranging from 2 months (Abrus precatorius Linn.) to 7 months (Cassia glauca Lam.).
The book is scientifically weak and is more or less the rantings of a lunatic who thinks it is the duty of Americans to dispatch "foreign devils" with "speed and vigor." Hutchkinson is no fan of Catholics and proposes a way to dispense of them by using rosaries made of the seeds of Abrus precatorius, the rosary seed plant.
Callus Induction of Abrus precatorius: Screening of Phytohormones, American-Eurasian Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 3(3): 512-518.
Phytotoxin--A poisonous substance of plant origin; e.g., abrin from rosary pea, Abrus precatorius; ricin from castor bean, Ricinus communis; crotin from croton, Codiaeum variegatum; and robin from black locust, Robinia pseudoacacia.
Studies on structure and properties of the lectin from Abrus precatorius and Ricinus communis.
The compounds come from the weedy vine Abrus precatorius, commonly known as the rosary pea, which grows in tropical regions worldwide.
Extracted from the rosary pea-a weedy vine, Abrus precatorius, native to Florida-these saponins are 30 to 100 times sweeter than sucrose.