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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Image Number D2696-1

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Image Number D2696-1

The dried inflorescence of the breadfruit tree is burned in some parts of the world to repel biting insects. ARS scientists are studying the compounds inside this interesting flower to find out what it contains and whether it might lead them to new repellents.


Photo by Peggy Greb.

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Last Modified: 10/25/2012