P for Phytotoxins – #atozchallenge

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“A Brilliant Conspiracy” Episode 16.

Blurb & other Episodes

 

Phytotoxins quickly ravaged sturdy beings; elements that killed grooms, horses and fauna – unwitting victims.

Wood absorbed deadly compounds into xylem liquid; mirroring necrotic yellowing of jaundice.

Zoopery?

 

Glossary:

Phytotoxins                 plant poisons

Xylem                         plant tissue

Necrotic                      pertaining to the death of tissue in response to disease or injury.

Zoopery                       experimentation on animals

 

 

Archibald’s ‘Horse of the Day’

http://www.paulaura.com/betgloss.htm

Phar Lap: As Australia and New Zealand’s most famed Thoroughbred racehorse. who won 37 of his 51 career starts, this is a Punter’s dream.

[While the fate of Phar Lap has never been resolved, the popular consensus from a 2000 necropsy is that he was poisoned with a large dose of arsenic.]

 

Jamila’s ‘Daily Poison’

http://www.britannica.com/science/poison-biochemistry/Types-of-poison#ref396648

Pyrethrum (Tanacetum cinerariifolium);

Distribution: Tasmania, Ecuador, Balkans, Kenya, Tanzania;

Toxic principle: pyrethrins; Though pyrethrins are typically viewed as being among the safest insecticides in the market due to their rapid degradation in the environment, synthetic pyrethroids are comparatively toxic.

Symptoms: In mammals, toxic exposure to pyrethrum can lead to tongue and lip numbness, drooling, lethargy, muscle tremors, respiratory failure, vomiting, diarrhoea, seizures, paralysis, and death.

 

Word Links

http://www.wordfind.com/

http://phrontistery.info/glossaries.html

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/wordlist/adverbs.shtml

https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/prepositions-list.htm

 

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The Challenge runs over 26 days – with Sundays off for good behaviour – and each day will be based on the alphabet, from A through to Z.

Read more about the Challenge I set myself in my Theme Reveal:

Blogging from A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal 2016

For more on the Blogging from A to Z Challenge and to visit the other brave bloggers, go to the official site and this linky list.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “P for Phytotoxins – #atozchallenge

    • That was totally new on me so a useful discovery. Re pyrethrins – naturally derived with a low persistence, they used to be one of the insecticides acceptable to organic farmers IF they used pyrethrum drenches. Not sure if that is acceptable.

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