The Longleaf Breeze Social

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  1. Dear Longleaf Breeze Social,

    I just wanted to leave a post saying how much I enjoy listening each and every week to Lee and Amanda’s podcasts and also visiting their website. I’ve included some information about me below. I am an avid gardener since the age of 5. My great grandmother, who emigrated from France and survived through the depression without a husband and six kids by bootlegging and growing her own food, taught me to love the earth. I now live in San Diego but grew up in Western PA. I’m a bit of an amateur homesteader at the moment growing a variety of vegetables and fruits on my property not too far from the coast. As you may notice, I am also a biologist/biochemist specializing in the study of plants and their amazing chemodiversity and environmental adaptability.

    Joseph P. Noel, Ph.D.
    Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Professor, The Jack H. Skirball Center for Chemical Biology and Proteomics
    The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
    10010 North Torrey Pines Road
    La Jolla, CA 92037 USA

    Phone: (858) 453-4100 extension 1442
    Cell: (858) 349-4700
    Fax: (858) 597-0855

    Publications & Citations:

    Homepage Salk:
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  2. Hi Folks,

    I thought some people might like to download some lectures and slides for presentations I have given on plants and their amazing ability to produce natural chemicals for UV protection, protection against pests, pathogens and predators and as ways of attracting beneficial organisms in their environment both above and below the ground. In fact, plants use natural chemicals in their root zone to attract and induce the symbiotic relationships legumes have with rhizobia bacteria for fixing nitrogen and mycorrhiza fungi to assimilate soil phosphate.

    The links below are for a video of the lecture and the accompanying slides in PDF format. I apologize for the size of the files so don’t attempt downloads unless you have a reasonably high speed connection.

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    I will post links to files of a more easily followed presentation given to the lay public on the so-called “Miracle Tree”, Moringa. It is an amazing plant that grows in marginal land but is highly nutritious. It is capable of being grown in the southern USA. I think you will enjoy it. It will come next.

    Amanda and Lee I hope you don’t mind me sharing these with your audience. I very much like interacting with the public to emphasize the importance of plants to our well-being and also demonstrate that science funding in the USA while declining at an alarming rate, does hold great potential for humankind and more importantly our mother earth.

    With appreciation,

    Joe Noel

    P.S. The links are active for only week beginning August 2 but if anyone fails to download and would like to, I can post again. Just ask. I love interacting with the public about our work on plants, their evolution, amazing adaptability and their critical importance to all life on earth.

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