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Taxus

(taks'us),
Genus of plants including the Pacific yew (Taxus brevifolia); its bark yields antitumor agents of the taxane group.

Taxus

genus of the Taxaceae family of trees and shrubs; contain the toxic alkaloid taxine which causes abdominal pain, convulsions, vomiting, dyspnea, diarrhea in most patients and acute heart failure and sudden death in a few cases. Includes Taxus baccata, T. baccata var. fastigiata (Irish or churchyard yew), T. brevifolia (western yew), T. canadensis (ground hemlock), T. cuspitata (Japanese yew).
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Taxus baccata. By permission from Knottenbelt DC, Pascoe RR, Diseases and Disorders of the Horse, Saunders, 2003
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Differences of Taxus species and selected cultivars based on leaf and pollen surface characters.
The active ingredient in Bristol-Myers Squibb's TAXOL(R) product, paclitaxel, is in the public domain and Xechem has recently received a broad process patent for its extraction, isolation and purification from any Taxus species containing raw biomass.