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By Sergio Cedeno

Ecuador Mango Association

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El Invernadero mas grande del mundo , el GROBE TROPUNHAUS

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El "JARDIN BOTANICO DE BERLIN" es uno de los 4 más famosos del mundo y actualmente pertenece a la Universidad Libre de Berlin.

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Construído entre 1.897 y 1.910 por Adolf Engler tiene 46 hectáreas con 6.000 metros cuadrados de invernaderos que hasta 1.950 eran calentados con 1.500 toneladas de carbon.

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El Jardín cuenta con 22.000 especies de plantas de todo el mundo, un enorme "Museo de Botánica", el famoso "Herbario" con miles de plantas disecadas y una "Biblioteca de Botánica"

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Todos los visitantes van primero a conocer el Invernadero más grande del mundo el espectacular GROBE TROPENHAUS ,con 25 metros de altura y con estructura de hierro y vidrio donde viven cientos de plantas y árboles tropicales 

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como el bambú gigante ( Dendrocalamos giganteus),

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fruta de pan, caimito, café, ceibos, laureles , bromelias, 


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helechos, cactus, etc

El JARDIN BOTANICO DE BERLIN forma parte de la organizacion BGCI( Botanic Gardens Conservation International) la misma que agrupa a 800 Jardines Botánicos de todo el mundo que se dedican no sólo a coleccionar y conservar las plantas para protegerlas de la extinción sino también a estudiarlas y difundirlas por todo el mundo.

Sólo la admiración por las plantas me dió fuerzas para caminar kilómetros del jardín con 6 grados bajo cero!!

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Alphonso (mango)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 

It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in Kokan region of western India.

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Come this summer pamper your loved ones abroad with a box of delicious mangoes through DHL’s Express Easy Mango service, a unique one-stop-shop and hassle-free service for gifting mangoes all across the world.

This unique service by DHL Express, the world’s leading express company, allows customers to send mangoes from India across the world to the following countries Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxemburg, Maldives, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Qatar Singapore, Switzerland and Sweden.

Mangoes can be availed of free of cost by merely paying for the Air Express service. In addition, DHL Express assists customers with the necessary paperwork along with procurement of quality-grade Alphonso mangoes.

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GMO MANGOES : Philippines has been working on it since 2000 ...

The genetic engineering used in modifying mangoes is extremely similar to that of the papaya. 

This is because both mangoes and papayas posses the ACC (ACS2) gene. 

This gene is responsible for producing ethylene and the influence of ethylene on the fruit is that it controls the ripening and senescence after the fruit has been picked. 

The main purpose of this genetic modifying is to reduce the amount of ethylene produced and to lengthen the onset of this gas. 

Scientist extract this gene from ripe mango var 'Caraboa' and after they separate the gene it is then cloned and sequenced. They can then insert the isolated gene back in the genome and it will act as a disturbance to the enzyme calling for more ethylene to be produced. 

Alternately, an ACC deaminase gene is inserted and its function is to convert ACC into a different substance which results in less ethylene being produced. 

Since genetically modified mangoes are on the market, scientists are free to explore other more effic…