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Benjamin R. Lichman

joined in Feb 17, 2021

Lecturer at Centre for Novel Agricultural Products, Department of Biology, University of York, York, UK.

R. Lichman has 1 break published.

How a mint turned into catmint

The plant catmint, also known as catnip, is named after its notorious effect on cats. When cats sniff or rub against catmint, it drives them to act strangely: rolling over, pawing and rubbing. Its scientific name is also feline-inspired: Nepeta cataria. The cause of the cats'... click to read more

  • Benjamin R. Lichman | Lecturer at Centre for Novel Agricultural Products, Department of Biology, University of York, York, UK
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published on Feb 17, 2021