Why we should care about pathogenic viruses in our plants

Jim McKenney jamesamckenney@verizon.net
Fri, 23 Jul 2010 13:32:55 PDT
Nhu wrote: "salicylic acid (which can be extracted
from willow bark - Salix::salicylic). "
The common salicylic drug we all know is aspirin, but it's not derived from 
willows.  It gets it name from the German name, spirsäure,  of a synthesized 
form of salycilic acid.  The “spir” in spirsäure  is derived from the name of 
the meadowsweet plant, Spiraea ulmaria., a rosaceous plant.  
 Here's how the wikipedia puts it "The name Aspirin was derived from the name of 
the chemical ASA—Acetylspirsäure in German. Spirsäure (salicylic acid) was named 
for the meadowsweet plant, Spirea ulmaria, from which it could be derived."
Jim McKenney

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