Re: Whoa, Jan - say what?

Date: Fri May 21 1999 - 19:14:21 PDT

Date:          Fri, 21 May 1999 19:14:21 
Message-Id: <aabcdefg1772$foo@default>
Subject:       Re: Whoa, Jan - say what?

Dear Walter et al.,

> I admit I let my CPN subscription slip for a while,

How is this possible? You never should make such mistakes! ;-)

> but did I miss something, Dr. Schlauer?

Obviously yes (but you are - most incomprehensibly - not the only

> What's the scoop on Passiflora foetida?

In an article published back in 1995 (and reviewed in CPN back in
1998), a research group from India found out that the glandular
sticky bracts of _Passiflora foetida_ are able to trap lots of small
insects. This is not really a new observation. What was new was the
fact that these bracts apparently produce proteases, and that labeled
amino acids applied to the bracts were detectable, after a while, in
the maturing fruits. This sounds rather interesting. Further research
is in progress.

HINT (to all listeners who did not receive the message yet):
Get the information first-hand from your personal copy of CPN!

Kind regards

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