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Early detected Minamata disease victims were the tip of a large iceberg

Early detected Minamata disease. AoS

The Chisso Company began discharging contaminated wastewater into the sea at Minamata in 1932. Twenty-four years later, in 1956, some inhabitants were found with acute, severe, profound neurological disorders, including not only sensory disturbances but also walking,

Limiting environment speeds up the opening of serotinous cones and decreases aerial cone banks

Serotiny, the maintenance of closed cones after maturation (Fig. 1), is a key adaptive trait of plants in fire-prone environments. However, in moderately serotinous species, cones may open in the absence of fire under hot and dry