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The fruit of the tree Malus sylvestris, which has a long tradition as a ‘healthy food’; the components responsible for the 'apple effect' include high pectin content, soluble fiber and polyphenols
Apples may be useful in reducing the risk of cancer, controlling DM, favourably altering GI transit times in both constipation and diarrhea, and for cardiovascular disease, as pectin decreases cholesterol
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Popular nutrition The fruit of the tree Malus sylvestris, which has a long tradition as a 'healthy food'; the components responsible for the apple's effect include its high pectin content, soluble fiber, and polyphenols. See Healthy foods.
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The edible, more-or-less spheric fruit of trees of the genus Malus.
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The study was conducted with two-year-old Malus domestica apple trees, propagated by grafting (Maruba rootstock with M9 interstock filter), grown at 4.0 x 1.25 m spacing.
Pollen from Brassica napus making up 31.3% was secondary and of Malus domestica and Frangula alnus, important minors, accounting for 5.7% and 3.3%, respectively.
Mori, "Damage in apple (Malus domestica Borkh) fruit exposed to different levels of rain acidity," Journal of Horticultural Science, vol.
There are over 7,500 types of apples (Malus domestica).
The bias in favor of maladapted but manageable honeybees (Batra, 1995) has resulted in poor fruit and seed set in several crops which growers try to remedy by supplemental pollination, applying one of the following techniques, to name just a few: (i) hand pollination [see, e.g., Apple (Malus domestica Borkh., Rosaceae), Kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa (A.
Characterization of the 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC) oxidase multigene family of Malus domestica Borkh.
Similar to the pear trees in our study, the amino acids Asn, Asp, and Gln are prevalent in the xylem sap of apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) (MALAGUTI et al., 2001) and cherry trees (Prunus avium L.) (MILLARD et al., 2006; GRASSI et al., 2002), reaching maximum values near the budding stage.
The new PLN Plant Super Stem Cell Cream leverages potent plant stem cells including Malus domestica fruit cell culture extract, Iris padilla leaf extract and Nymphaea caerulea leaf extract.
mali (strain LXS080601 isolated from Malus domestica "Fuji"), and obtained around 605 transformants per [10.sup.6] conidia.