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Tobacco Plants Advertise They Are Ready To Attack Leafhoppers
2012-05-23 10:25:32

Like blood-sucking insects, herbivores evaluate their host's readiness for defense

2012-04-09 13:25:33

A new study by Rice University scientists reveals that plants can use the sense of touch to fight off fungal infections and insects.

2012-02-14 11:08:44

In a study of the molecular underpinnings of plants' pest resistance, Rice University biologists have shown that plants both anticipate daytime raids by hungry insects and make sophisticated preparations to fend them off.

2010-04-01 13:40:00

Plants respond to attacks by herbivores or pathogens by activating defense programs that drive off or even kill the attackers.

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2010-03-29 09:22:15

Jasmonic acid triggers nectar accumulation in rapeseed flowers.

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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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