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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

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2011-04-26 10:18:02

A plant's sugary offering betrays caterpillars to predatory ants.

2009-03-31 11:13:34

A gel derived from a close relative to the tobacco plant is being tested as an affordable preventative measure for HIV, U.S.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.