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A switch to turn fragrances on and off

Salk Institute and Purdue University scientists have discovered the switch in plants that turns off production of terpenoids — carbon-rich compounds that play roles in plant physiology and are used by humans in everything from fragrances and flavorings to biofuels and pharmaceuticals. Plant terpenoids are found in nutritional supplements, natural ... Read More »

Those fragrances you enjoy? Dinosaurs liked them first

The compounds behind the perfumes and colognes you enjoy have been eliciting olfactory excitement since dinosaurs walked the Earth amid the first appearance of flowering plants, new research reveals. Oregon State University entomologist George Poinar Jr. and his son Greg, a fragrance collector, found evidence that floral scents originated in ... Read More »

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