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Dodder vines are parasitic plants that suck water, nutrients and information from other plants as they spread over them.
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.
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.
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.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.