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Origin: Sp. Patata potato, batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably batata) in Hayti.

(Science: botany) A plant (solanum tuberosum) of the nightshade family, and its esculent farinaceous tuber, of which there are numerous varieties used for food. It is native of south America, but a form of the species is found native as far north as new Mexico.

The sweet potato (see below). Potato beetle, Potato bug.

The large green larva of a sphinx, or hawk moth (Macrosila quinquemaculata); called also tomato worm.

(Science: botany) Seaside potato A vine (ipomoea pandurata) having a pale purplish flower and an enormous root. It is common in sandy places in the united states. A similar tropical American plant (I. Fastigiata) which it is thought may have been the original stock of the sweet potato.

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... how you have maintained it? Anyway, normally for fungal growth and maintenance you need to grow the fungi at 26-28C temparature for incubation on Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA). While you carry out with some experiments with your fungi, you need to grow them on Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA). All the ...

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Re: arguing about pseudoscience :)

Good tale. I enjoyed that. But I am sad there is no Plough and Potato.

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