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(Science: botany) A type of tree found in temperate climates, different families (taxus) in North & south America, china, Africa and Europe.

taxol and taxotere - promising investigational chemotherapeutic agents, are both derived from this family of trees. Although they are now in clinical use, their high expense prevent many from using them. Their regular use is not recommended outside investigational protocols in developing countries.


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Re: The Himalayan Yew

A number of possibilities exist. One is that the "original dogs" were so genetically simple that they could inbreed without problems...similar to how most plants can do so.

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by longtian006
Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:03 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: The Himalayan Yew
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WHY?

... produced by members of the plant family Taxaceae and used in cancer treatments. Am I mistaken? Were you perhaps thinking of a conifer like Yew (Taxus sp.). Members of the family Taxaceae have no pollen chamber because they reproduce differently than other conifers. They don't produce woody ...

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by ivygirl_5
Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:34 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: WHY?
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The Himalayan Yew

... http://www.the-tree.org.uk/BritishTrees/yew.htm http://www.ch.ic.ac.uk/local/projects/a_abowath/Discovery.html Oh right, that second link there has a lotta stuff about the Himalayan Yew.

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by Cyranian
Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:51 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: The Himalayan Yew
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The Himalayan Yew

I was wondering if anyone could give me some info on this tree. -general info -websites -news articles -ect.

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by Ice Dragon
Wed Dec 22, 2004 11:43 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: The Himalayan Yew
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