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Narcissus

Narcissus

Origin: L. Narcissus, and (personified) narcissus, gr. Narkissos, Narkissos, fr. Narkh torpor, in allusion to the narcotic properties of the flower. Cf. Narcotic.

1. (Science: botany) A genus of endogenous bulbous plants with handsome flowers, having a cup-shaped crown within the six-lobed perianth, and comprising the daffodils and jonquils of several kinds.

2. A beautiful youth fabled to have been enamored of his own image as seen in a fountain, and to have been changed into the flower called narcissus.


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A lot of the problems as I see it relate to humankinds obsession with its own abilities - like Narcissus, it has fallen in love with its own beauty, intellectually speaking. In doing so, it has lost touch with alternative viewpoints, no more evident than in religious dogma; ...

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by Crucible
Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:02 pm
 
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Topic: Information in the genome? A silly argument?
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Information in the genome? A silly argument?

A lot of the problems as I see it relate to humankinds obsession with its own abilities - like Narcissus, it has fallen in love with its own beauty, intellectually speaking. In doing so, it has lost touch with alternative viewpoints, no more evident than in religious dogma; ...

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by merv
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:14 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Information in the genome? A silly argument?
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Mitosis and Meiosis

... easy to excise/stain and cells are generally larger (easier to see) compared to shoot apical meristem for example; some species of plants, such as Narcissus, are preferred to others because of the variable chromosome morphology.

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by Cat
Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:45 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Mitosis and Meiosis
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GMF

... created by transforming rice with three beta-carotene biosynthesis genes: 1. psy (phytoene synthase) 2. lyc (lycopene cyclase) both from daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus), and 3. crt1 from the soil bacterium Erwinia uredovora The psy, lyc and crt1 genes were transformed into the nuclear genome ...

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by ngfok
Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:56 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: GMF
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