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2009-11-02 07:12:31

Moose eat plants; wolves kill moose. What difference does this classic predator-prey interaction make to biodiversity?

2009-08-04 09:51:37

Animals and plants communicate with one another in a variety of ways: behavior, body patterns, and even chemistry.

2009-07-22 09:38:23

Many animal species such as snakes, insects and fish have evolved camouflage defenses to deter attack from their predators.

2009-07-15 14:27:37

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2009-07-13 17:13:32

Why do some plants defend themselves from insect attacks better than others? New evidence shows that the difference might be due to whether they're getting any plant love.

2009-06-24 09:04:27

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2009-06-20 08:22:43

“To thine own self be true” may take on a new meaning—not with people or animal behavior but with plant behavior.

2009-04-14 10:31:20

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2009-03-01 09:02:53

Ever since insects developed a taste for vegetation, plants have faced the same dilemma: use limited resources to out-compete their neighbors for light to grow, or, invest directly in defense against hungry insects.

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2008-12-22 14:50:00

Scientists are discovering that bees can be good for plants in more ways than one.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.