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Researchers know more about how Mayans manipulated plants because they looked at chemical compounds of plants in ancient drug containers. It seems like Mayans processed tobacco in a similar manner to how it is processed today.

Mayans may have used medicinal tobacco

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor February 4, 2021

WSU researchers found evidence of Mexican Marigold and two different tobacco species in ancient Maya drug containers found in the northwestern region of the Yucatan Peninsula. Mexican Marigold is a...

Hollow cells in the xylem have pits that allow water to move from roots to shoots. MAP20 is a protein that helps regulate pit architecture.

Plant protein may help researchers understand drought resilience

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen deputy news editor June 29, 2020

By knocking down the concentration of a protein called MAP20 in plant cells, WSU researchers determined cells with less MAP20 are less likely to recover from drought, providing insight into the function...

Certain succulents and indoor plants only need to be watered every two weeks, making them a staple to your space with low maintenance.

Guide: Grow your own indoor garden

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter and columnist May 31, 2020

Space and resources might be limited when it comes to growing an outdoor garden, but this guide will lay out the basics of starting a garden from inside your home.  Carol Kawula, senior instructor...

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