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Desert sore

Any of a variety of chronic non-specific cutaneous ulcers, most commonly on the shins, knees, hands, and forearms, and probably a variant of ecthyma, that occur in tropical and desert areas.

Synonym: barcoo rot, veldt sore.


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Re: I'm writing a fictional short story. I have some questions.

... problem is that there are insufficient predators. We are the apex predator of the planet and with us gone some areas of the globe would turn into deserts if there were no large predators around to keep the ungulate population down. Predator numbers would have to increase, and move into new areas ...

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by animartco
Sat May 26, 2012 12:38 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm writing a fictional short story. I have some questions.
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Re: What is salt stress?

... role. In contrast to crop plants, there are wild plants that thrive in the saline environments along the sea shore, in estuaries and saline deserts. These plants, called halophytes, have distinct physiological and anatomical adaptations to counter the dual hazards of water deficit and ion ...

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by Makyhg
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:26 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: What is salt stress?
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Views: 19179

What do you know of hydroponics?

... should be contained in your hydroponic solution. This method is also used in areas where soil is not fertile (e.g. area with dry soil, near deserts). Lettuce and tomatoes are examples of plants that could be grown.

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by angiezenun
Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:36 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: What do you know of hydroponics?
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Views: 6088

Environmental Change

... erosion and compounding the problem by reducing yields even further in some of the poorer regions of the world. Forests are being cut down and deserts are expanding at alarming rates, either directly because of hunger or indirectly because of ill-fated attempts to service debt and/or develop ...

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by ridyinastar
Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:38 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Global Environmental Change
Replies: 68
Views: 97829

Desert Biome!

What is the topography of the land? (examples: mountains, plains, hills, valleys plateaus) I know that all deserts have a lot of different topographies but are there like deserts in specific locations that have topographies based on that? I need like general topographies for ...

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by swimchamp101
Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:03 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Desert Biome!
Replies: 2
Views: 4921
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