North America

Strawberry crinkle cytorhabdovirus

Strawberry crinkle cytorhabdovirus, commonly called Strawberry crinkle virus (SCV), is a negative sense single stranded RNA virus that threatens strawberry production worldwide. This virus reduces plant rigidity, runner production, fruit size, and production, while causing distortion and crinkling of the leaves. This virus was first described in 1932 in Oregon and California with commercial strawberry …

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Apple

An apple is a fruit that grows on an apple tree and is edible (Malus domestica). Apple trees are the most widely grown species in the Malus genus and are cultivated all over the world. The tree’s wild ancestor, Malus sieversii, can still be found in Central Asia. Apples have been cultivated in Asia and …

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Desman

The desman, a snouted and naked-tailed diving insectivore of the tribe Desmanini (sometimes called a subfamily, Desmaninae), is one of two Talpidae species found in Euraasia. This tribe is made up of two monotypic semiaquatic insectivores found in Europe: one in Russia and the other in the northwest of the Iberian peninsula and the Pyrenees. …

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Geometer moth

The geometer moths are moths that belong to the insect order Lepidoptera, which includes moths and butterflies. Their scientific name is derived from the Ancient Greek geo and metron meaning “measure” in allusion to how their larvae, or “inchworms,” appear to “measure the earth” as they crawl in a looping form. It is a fairly …

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Javier Treviño

Javier Treviño (born December 11, 1960 in Monterrey, Mexico), was appointed Mexico Deputy Secretary of Education by President Enrique Peña Nieto on November 20, 2014. He was elected Member of Mexican Federal Congress (Diputado Federal) in 2012.Javier Treviño Javier Treviño combines a solid and successful business-government experience along his nine-year career of high-level corporate experience and …

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University of Colorado Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder, CU, or Colorado) is a public research university in Boulder, Colorado. It is the flagship university of the University of Colorado system, and was founded in 1876, five months before Colorado became a state. CU Boulder is a member of the Association of American Universities, a selective group of major research universities in North America, and is classified as an R1 University, meaning that it …

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Mexico

Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Mexico covers 1,972,550 square kilometers (761,610 sq mi), making it the world’s 13th-largest country by area. Mexico is organized as a federation comprising …

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Federal government of the United States

The federal government of the United States (U.S. federal government) is the national government of the United States, a federal republic in North America, composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories and several island possessions. The federal government is composed of three distinct branches: legislative, executive, and judicial, whose powers are vested by the U.S. Constitution in the Congress, the president and the federal courts, respectively. The powers and duties of these branches are …

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