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How Basil Gets Its Zing

October 3, 2007

basil plant The blend of aromatic, essential oils that gives fresh basil leaves their characteristic warm and sweet aroma is well characterized, but not much is known about the enzymatic machinery manufacturing the odiferous mixture. Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the University of Michigan followed their noses and solved part of the molecular puzzle. Full Story

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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