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Unlike flowering plants, bracken ferns do not release any odor signals to attract the enemies of their attackers for their own benefit.
Like blood-sucking insects, herbivores evaluate their host's readiness for defense
Flowering plants produce nectar to attract insect pollinators.
Jasmonic acid triggers nectar accumulation in rapeseed flowers.
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.
Molecular biologists from TÃ¼bingen have discovered how the growth of leaves and the aging process of plants are coordinated.