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2012-07-25 13:59:34

Dodder vines are parasitic plants that suck water, nutrients and information from other plants as they spread over them.

2008-07-31 17:51:42

It's bad enough when a parasite latches on to your body to suck you dry. But when it starts eavesdropping on your communications, enough already. That's what the parasitic dodder vine does.

2008-06-24 03:00:48

By Qin, Xiaoqiong Yang, Seung Hwan; Kepsel, Andrea C; Schwartz, Steven H; Zeevaart, Jan A D Abscisic acid (ABA) is a plant hormone found in all higher plants; it plays an important role in seed dormancy, embryo development, and adaptation to environmental stresses, most notably drought.

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2006-09-28 19:50:00

The parasitic dodder plant doesn't have a nose, but it knows how to sniff out its prey. The dodder attacks plants, and is a problem for farmers because chemicals that kill the pesky weed also damage the crops it feeds on.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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