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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
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.